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Today's Forecast
↑21° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then clear later into the evening.
No snow today.
None expected.
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑28° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑59%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly clear with a few clouds throughout the day.
None expected.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑34° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓26% / ↑62%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
No snow today.
None expected today.
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑19° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 1 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑25° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑30° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓50% / ↑67%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow today.
None expected today.
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 12 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Jan @ 08:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total19"
  • Average Base Depth1 to 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation9,400ft
  • Base Elevation8,850ft
  • Vertical Drop550ft
  • Longest Trail14 k
  • Trails0 of 23
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails15 ( 40% )
  • Cross Country Area40
29°
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Conditions
  • Humidity40%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 5mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
Comments
A Few Clouds
Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedJan 23 @ 12:19
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Location
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Crested Butte Nordic 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.

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Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑21° / ↓8°
iconWinds: NW 7 to 16 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓14°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Wednesday
↑28° / ↓14°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then S 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Thursday
↑34° / ↓20°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓20°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Friday
↑19° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓12°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Saturday
↑25° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓11°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 6 to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 12 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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