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Today's Forecast
↑16° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑72%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Clear before noon and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming NW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 14th
↑31° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑68%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 15th
↑32° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑56%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 16th
↑31° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑55%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
No snow.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 17th
↑28° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
↑26° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓37% / ↑68%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update12 Oct @ 02:10
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 4"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation11,952ft
  • Base Elevation10,790ft
  • Vertical Drop1,162ft
  • Longest Trail1 miles
  • Trails0 of 62
  • Lifts0 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 800 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity58%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedE 9mph
  • GustingE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth9"
Comments
Fair
Location
Salida - Monarch Pass, CO
  • Elevation10,997ft
  • UpdatedNov 13 @ 08:07
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  • City: Garfield
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Monarch Mountain Discussion
Tuesday Nov 13, 2018

Today and Wednesday - High pressure ridging develops, with less wind and some inversion layers setting up, making town colder than the nearby mountain (Aspen proper colder than on the slopes). This happens when we sit under a ridge of high pressure, as colder and more dense air sinks and warmer air rises above it. Many times these layers of warm and colder air become harder to dissipate as they hold for days on end. This time that does not look to be the case.

Thursday through Saturday - After a possible light shot of snow as a "moisture-challenged" low pressure system sweeps in from out of the northwest, we expect high pressure ridging over Colorado to hold into next weekend, for warmer and drier weather in Aspen and western Colorado. 

LONGER RANGE FORECAST (mainly after Nov 15th): Low pressure starts moving in from off the Pacific, with some possible subtropical moisture mixing in at times, and some closed lows that may be taking better aim on Tahoe-Mammoth and Big Bear finally, then moving in for Colorado, likely to affect southern and western Colorado more favorably this period (incl. Aspen-Snowmass) as south and west-facing slopes take the cross-mountain orographics, less favorable for northern and Northwest slopes east and north of Vail Pass... Just in time for Thanksgiving Holiday, snow potential is looking up again. We will be watching. CM
October 31, 2018 - Western US Short and Long Range Weather Outlook
It's all in the video...

If you check our long range season outlook posted in September, we have it covered, snow happening as planned, and more to come as we expected, no surprises:



It's also helpful to stay updated via our forecasts for individual resorts, for the finer details.

Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑16° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then NW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓17°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Wednesday
↑31° / ↓19°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 6 to 15 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑28° / ↓19°
iconWinds: W 10 to 21 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑26° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓20°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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