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Today's Forecast
↑42° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to NW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑45° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↓40% / ↑83%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
None expected.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to W 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 22 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑46° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓45% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 25 to 37 mph through the morning shifting to W 33 to 45 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 27th
↑58° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓25° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓36% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy and windy in the morning, then mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with scattered thunderstorms and showers in the area (9,500 foot snow level). Gusty winds are expected in the afternoon, and near any thunderstorms.
Snowfall is forecast to be a trace to {w3} inches on the upper mountain above 9,500 feet in afternoon and early evening.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.2 inches, 50% chance
Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SW at 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in or near any thunderstorm.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 28th
↑47° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓35% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 25 to 37 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 29th
↑43° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓39% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning shifting to SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Apr @ 04:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 1"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
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  • High Lift Elevation11,952ft
  • Base Elevation10,790ft
  • Vertical Drop1,162ft
  • Longest Trail1 miles
  • Trails0 of 64
  • Lifts0 of 7
  • Acreage0 of 800 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity64%
  • Dewpoint19°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth32"
Comments
Fair
Location
Salida - Monarch Pass, CO
  • Elevation10,997ft
  • UpdatedApr 24 @ 05:08
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  • State: Colorado
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Monarch Mountain Discussion
Updated Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 1:00am PST

YESTERDAY: "warmer, with afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing in the area, especially/ mainly over the peaks, mostly isolated in nature, but scattered over the upper mountain areas after a sunny morning"

TODAY and Thursday look warmer, with afternoon and evening thunderstorms developing in the area, especially/ mainly over the peaks, mostly isolated in nature, but scattered over the upper mountain areas after a sunny morning, all across western Colorado. An upper-level weather disturbance passes through today, triggering some extra thunderstorms. This is as high pressure ridging builds in overhead. Less thunderstorms are expected on a warmer Thursday.

Friday and Saturday (26-27th of April) I expect low pressure to move by to the north, with west winds and drier air moving in, gusty winds and mild weather, with less chance for thunderstorms.

Sunday and Monday (28-29th of April) low pressure to the north exits on a warmer Sunday with less wind, then clouds increase on Monday as low pressure moves in toward the area, showers possible then, possibly some snow on the mountain, and more next Tuesday (30th April, last day of April). CM

LONG RANGE: More storms move in for next week (early May), with winds and some showers, some snow, mostly above 9,000 feet. May is expected to be more unsettled than usual, with more snow and colder weather overall. CM
Where to be this weekend... April 5-7...
Posted April 4, 2019 at 12:39PST

INSTAGRAM Aspen-Snowmass lift ticket giveaway... score a couple of day passes to your favorite mountain for some end of season festivities and great snow! The chance of winning is really good! Go to http://www.instagram.com/predicting_sickdays/

A few storms move into the Pacific Northwest down through Tahoe, and across Utah and Colorado, affecting Sun Valley, Big Sky, and Jackson Hole as well, delivering snow, but with some snow level issues...

By Friday afternoon...
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High pressure ridging will be building in across the west coast as we move toward Saturday and Sunday, but first, we have 2 storms, today and another on Friday, hit Tahoe with a few inches to 1/2 foot of snow this afternoon through tonight, then on Friday a stronger system moves through with 1/2 to 1 foot of snow. Show up on Saturday for a warmer and spring conditions kind of day in Tahoe! Snow levels will be above 6,000 feet, near 7,000 feet at times for Tahoe.

Utah and Colorado will then see some snow Friday and Saturday, and the higher elevations mean less snow level issues. Light to moderate snow totals are expected, with some powder days possible Saturday for Jackson Hole and Big Sky as Sun Valley to Jackson Hole and Big Sky resorts will see snow now and through Saturday. Saturday's storm system may generate some Sunday powder days across northern Utah and Colorado. Southwest slopes are favored... Go get it!

We are giving away 2 Aspen-Snowmass lift tickets for use next weekend or the following one (19th-21st)! There will be a lot of "end of season" stuff going on... Be sure to follow us on Instagram for a shot and the announcement! CM

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑42° / ↓28°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then NW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓28°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph.

PM

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↑42° / ↓34°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
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Thursday
↑45° / ↓30°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓30°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph.

PM

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↑45° / ↓36°
Skies
Partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 22 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑46° / ↓32°
iconWinds: W 25 to 37 mph, then W 33 to 45 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑44° / ↓32°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph.

PM

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↑44° / ↓36°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑58° / ↓35°
iconWinds: W 10 to 20 mph, then W 20 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑52° / ↓35°
Skies
Partly cloudy and windy in the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

PM

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↑58° / ↓42°
Skies
Mostly cloudy in the afternoon and evening, with scattered thunderstorms and showers in the area (9,500 foot snow level). Gusty winds are expected in the afternoon, and near any thunderstorms.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be a trace to {w3} inches on the upper mountain above 9,500 feet in afternoon and early evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.2 inches, 50% chance
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in or near any thunderstorm.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑47° / ↓32°
iconWinds: W 25 to 37 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑45° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 42 mph.

PM

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↑45° / ↓37°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑43° / ↓32°
iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑43° / ↓33°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

PM

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↑40° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,955ft
temperature graph

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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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  • Soil High Temperature48°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
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  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature39°
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