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Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1"
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Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.02"
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Snow Depth: 19"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.09"
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Snow Depth: 14"
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Today's Forecast
↑26° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then overcast later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds S 14 to 26 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑14° ↓2°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds NW 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to NW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑10° ↓1°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected today.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑13° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑20° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓30% / ↑69%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming S 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑23° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓29% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update23 Mar @ 02:03
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total75"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential3"
Comments
None Reported
  • 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
  • Humidity%
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  • Sustained
  • Gusting
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth19"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Unreported
  • Elevation10,640ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 10:03
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Location
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Irwin Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 18, 2018

Expect mostly sunny skies (some high clouds move in though for filtered sunlight) and warmer temperatures today...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in Friday night but mainly Saturday and Sunday, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The first system moving through Saturday and Sunday will be a significant storm, with 1+ feet of snow for many areas including Aspen-Snowmass as we have a strong jet stream on Saturday (southwest oriented), plenty of moisture, and strong mid level dynamics as well. The first storm will favor southwest and west facing slopes, and southwest Colorado will finally get a heavy shot of snow as well!

Another storm moves in Monday and Tuesday with another good shot of snow, favoring northwest slopes and areas closest to the divide. This one looks much colder and will deliver less dense snowfall. 

Next Wednesday we should be between storms, then next Thursday and Friday we expect a fairly strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. That weekend, 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.

LONGER RANGE: More and frequent storms are expected to move through for the rest of January as large scale low pressure remains entrenched across the western US. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. 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

Saturday
↑26° / ↓16°
iconWinds: S 14 to 26 mph, then W 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓16°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Sunday
↑14° / ↓2°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 23 mph, then NW 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓9°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓2°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -20 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Monday
↑10° / ↓1°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑9° / ↓1°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑10° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Tuesday
↑13° / ↓10°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑12° / ↓10°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -6 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -3 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Wednesday
↑20° / ↓11°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then S 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓11°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Thursday
↑23° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 0 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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