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Snow Depth: 39"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.17"
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Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 31.09"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 19.82"
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Snow Depth: 14"
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Irwin
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth59"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches before noon and 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds SW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds SW 24 to 36 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 76 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth11"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 18 to 30 mph through the morning becoming W 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-2°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 26th
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑-5°
  • Humidity↓47% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Feb @ 08:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs13"
  • Season Total150"
  • Average Base Depth59"
  • Today's Snow Potential5"
Comments
13in, past 3 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,952ft
  • Base Elevation10,790ft
  • Vertical Drop1,162ft
  • Longest Trail1 miles
  • Trails62 of 62
  • Lifts5 of 6
  • Acreage800 of 800 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails15 ( 24% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity79%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 23mph
  • GustingSW 30mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth32"
Comments
Fair and Breezy
Location
4 Miles SW Garfield CO
  • Elevation10,997ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:08
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Location
  • City: Garfield
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Monarch Mountain Discussion
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Today we see low pressure troughing remain, a bit unsettled, but so little moisture in the modified arctic air mass that we do not expect any snow. If there is snow it will be in the form of non-accumulating flurries. We see no forcing mechanism for snow outside of some minor upper level dynamics. We expect mostly sun on the mountain, but layer up, it will be cold.

On Thursday and through Friday expect another storm system to move through with snow, this time lighter it seems with a potentially more over-land path into the western US and southwest Canada, smaller-scale, and less dynamics or cold air (strength).

Saturday into Sunday (may end up with a fresh snow + sun Sunday in Aspen, 25th) we expect more snow from a couple of low pressure systems, likely to be smaller-scale, decent storms but we will be watching. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (this happens after Sunday mainly, after the 25th and through early March), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado, but Tahoe and Utah may be favored this time around (last few days of Feb _ early March). CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then SW 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓6°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: SW 24 to 36 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 76 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -19 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 18 to 30 mph, then W 14 to 26 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -30 to -22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑4° / ↓-1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Sunday
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iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓-1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Monday
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iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 15 to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓11°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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