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Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 54"
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Today's Forecast
↑13° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth65"
Overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -7 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 19th
↑12° ↓2°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 20th
↑9° ↓1°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓85% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to S 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds S 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to S 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑13° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓83% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow13"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.36 to 1.78 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑16° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -8 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update18 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs2"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs8"
  • Season Total185"
  • Average Base Depth65"
  • Today's Snow Potential6"
Comments
24in, past 6 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation9850
  • Base Elevation8200
  • Vertical Drop1,650ft
  • Longest Trail1.5 miles
  • Trails42 of 42
  • Lifts4 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 600 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails18 ( 43% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity87%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 13mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth77"
Comments
Unreported
Location
GRAND MESA - SKYWAY POINT, CO
  • Elevation9,298ft
  • UpdatedFeb 18 @ 03:07
Base snow depth
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Mountain Cam
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Location
  • City: Mesa
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Monday
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iconWinds: S 9 to 20 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑12° / ↓13°
Skies
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓13°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Tuesday
↑12° / ↓2°
iconWinds: NW 7 to 16 mph, then NW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓10°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑7° / ↓2°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Wednesday
↑9° / ↓1°
iconWinds: S 7 to 16 mph, then S 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓1°
Skies
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓7°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Thursday
↑18° / ↓11°
iconWinds: S 8 to 19 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓12°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓13°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Friday
↑13° / ↓14°
iconWinds: S 6 to 15 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 13"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓16°
Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓11°
Skies
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Saturday
↑16° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓12°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -6 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓11°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature25°
  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature22°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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