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Today's Forecast
↑29° ↓4°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth32"
Mostly clear with a few clouds and cold through the day (below zero Fahrenheit on much of the mountain to start), becoming cloudy in the evening with light snow showers developing mainly on the upper mountain.
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 inch at the base, most falling in the evening through overnight, with 2 to 3 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 20 mph into the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑17° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth21"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑24° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑28° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓25% / ↑66%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning shifting to SW 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 98 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑15° ↓4°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to NW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑19° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑65%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected today.
Winds NW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to NW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs5"
  • Season Total74"
  • Average Base Depth32"
  • Today's Snow Potential3"
Comments
5in, past 3 days. Snow surface is packed powder and powder
  • High Lift Elevation12,162ft
  • Base Elevation9,375ft
  • Vertical Drop2,775ft
  • Longest Trail2.6 miles
  • Trails88 of 121
  • Lifts13 of 15
  • Acreage629 of 1547 ( 97% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails57 ( 47% )
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Conditions
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  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
6 Miles NE Mount Crested Butte CO
  • Elevation12,841ft
  • UpdatedJan 22 @ 11:09
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Conditions
  • Humidity44%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 2mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth24"
Comments
Fair
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation9,800ft
  • UpdatedJan 22 @ 11:09
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  • City: Crested Butte
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Crested Butte Resort Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 22, 2018

Today looks mostly sunny and beautiful with some fresh new snow on the ground as the latest storm system exits Colorado. A weak weather disturbance passes through this evening and tonight with a quick dusting of snow. Areas along the divide could see about 4 inches of accumulation from it, while we are expecting a dusting to 1" in Aspen, more on the mountain. Northwest slopes and areas nearest the divide, north of the I-70 are favored. 

Tuesday clears out for another mostly sunny day under a brief ridge of high pressure, then Wednesday continues the same pattern, with mostly sunny skies and some valley inversion layers (temperatures colder in the valley areas than the nearby mountains late/ early). By Wednesday we see a change coming again...

Thursday and Friday (100% on track from the last forecast) we expect a strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. We are expecting that this one is capable of producing a powder day for all areas of Colorado, southwest/ San Juan Mountains included, though moisture is forecast to be a bit limited. The weekend (as forecast, on track), the 26th-28th looks like a great one to show up for the best conditions of the season, base depth and surface conditions all considered. Mostly sunny skies are expected Saturday and Sunday, though we may see a fast shot of snow in between (at night most likely) as high pressure ridging builds in.

LONGER RANGE: More and frequent storms are expected to move through (after a brief break early next week) for January 30-31 as large scale low pressure becomes entrenched across the western US again. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February, in fact, February is looking very busy with storms, to start. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

Feel free to share this, but please cite credit to snowforecast.com. Thank you! CM

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Monday
↑7° / ↓-7°
iconWinds: W 22 to 34 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑3° / ↓-7°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds and cold through the day (below zero Fahrenheit on much of the mountain to start).
Snow
None expected
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -38 to -29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓0°
Sky
Skies become cloudy in the evening with light snow showers developing mainly on the upper mountain.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain, evening through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Tuesday
↑11° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers early, becoming mostly clear and chilly with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
A trace, early.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -25 to -21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Wednesday
↑18° / ↓4°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then SW 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓4°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓10°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -6 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Thursday
↑21° / ↓9°
iconWinds: SW 27 to 39 mph, then SW 16 to 28 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓9°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 69 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓18°
Sky
Skies become mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with snow developing in the evening, overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches, most falling overnight, on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Friday
↑3° / ↓-6°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑3° / ↓-3°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 5 on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 17 to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-3° / ↓-6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -38 to -33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Saturday
↑2° / ↓-8°
iconWinds: NW 22 to 34 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑-3° / ↓-8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy with snow showers through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 22 to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -41 to -37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑2° / ↓-3°
Sky
Partly cloudy with snow flurries at times through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 13,217ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Monday
↑29° / ↓4°
iconWinds: W 5 to 15 mph, then W 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓4°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds and cold through the morning (below zero Fahrenheit on much of the mountain to start).
Snow
Snow exits (Sunday storm moves out) in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓10°
Sky
Mostly clear, then skies become cloudy in the evening with light snow showers developing mainly on the upper mountain.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 1 inch at the base, most falling in the evening through overnight, with 2 to 3 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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Tuesday
↑20° / ↓9°
iconWinds: NW 6 to 15 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓9°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -3 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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Wednesday
↑26° / ↓15°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then S 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓22°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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Thursday
↑31° / ↓18°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 23 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓18°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 69 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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Friday
↑18° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then NW 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓10°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓5°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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Saturday
↑20° / ↓6°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 19 mph, then 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓6°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 8 to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓18°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base 12 to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,489ft
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