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Snow Depth: 19"
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Today's Forecast
↑16° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy before noon and then partly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑13° ↓-1°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓42% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds W 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to NW 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -29 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑12° ↓-2°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-5°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds NW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -31 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑29° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓30% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑27° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑30° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓27% / ↑52%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Mar @ 02:03
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total75"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
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  • High Lift Elevation12,200ft
  • Base Elevation10,000ft
  • Vertical Drop2,200ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 100
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 1100 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity58%
  • Dewpoint18°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 6mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow Depth18"
Comments
Fair
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 05:09
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  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Irwin Discussion
Please see the outlook to the right as well...

Today and Wednesday we expect a changeover back to more snow, with light snow this 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

Tuesday
↑16° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓13°
Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Wednesday
↑13° / ↓-1°
iconWinds: W 12 to 24 mph, then NW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑13° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓-1°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and 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: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be -29 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Thursday
↑12° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: NW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑5° / ↓-2°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be -31 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓8°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be -14 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑29° / ↓15°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓18°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Saturday
↑27° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓18°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓20°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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