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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓23% / ↑65%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 11th
↑19° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓62% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑16° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming NW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑16° ↓4°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑34° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑70%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 27 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update10 Dec @ 12:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total19"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 7"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation9,400ft
  • Base Elevation8,850ft
  • Vertical Drop550ft
  • Longest Trail14 k
  • Trails0 of 23
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity64%
  • Dewpoint
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 1mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow Depth17"
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082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation9,800ft
  • UpdatedDec 10 @ 09:08
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  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Crested Butte Nordic Discussion
Please see the outlook to the right as well...

Today looks milder under a high pressure ridge out ahead of a weather change coming this week (snow).

Tuesday and Wednesday we expect a changeover back to more snow, with light snow Tuesday morning, then significant snowfall potential mainly Wednesday afternoon through overnight as a stronger system moves through with good looking dynamics and colder air, but slightly limited moisture. Areas along the divide and in Summit/ Grand County areas are expected to receive between 6 inches and a foot of snow under a favorable northwest cross-mountain wind flow, mostly during operating hours.

Thursday and Friday look mostly sunny as a high pressure ridge builds in, with milder days and not much wind.

Over the weekend we expect another shot of snow, likely Saturday but maybe late, then next week looks more active with stronger Pacific storms moving in leading up to and through at least the start of the holiday season. CM

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December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Expanded Outlook

Monday
↑20° / ↓7°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Tuesday
↑19° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 9 to 20 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓13°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Wednesday
↑16° / ↓3°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then NW 12 to 24 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓3°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Thursday
↑16° / ↓4°
iconWinds: NW 9 to 20 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -20 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Friday
↑34° / ↓14°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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Saturday
↑30° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓12°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,009ft
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