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Today's Forecast
↑32° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓23% / ↑56%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 19th
↑32° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓30% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming SW 18 to 30 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 20th
↑25° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓52% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming NW 4 to 13 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 67 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
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Sunday the 21st
↑6° ↓-1°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a skiff in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds NW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -12 degrees throughout the day.
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Monday the 22nd
↑12° ↓2°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑-6°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 10 to 21 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -7 degrees throughout the day.
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Tuesday the 23rd
↑9° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑77%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming NW 6 to 15 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total100"
  • Average Base Depth12 to 24"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
14in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,700ft
  • Base Elevation10,500ft
  • Vertical Drop1,200ft
  • Longest Trail1.40
  • Trails37 of 39
  • Lifts3 of 4
  • Acreage380 of 400 ( 95% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails5 ( 13% )
12°
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Conditions
  • Humidity77%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedNE 7mph
  • GustingNE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth12"
Comments
Fair
Location
2 Miles SSE Loveland Pass CO
  • Elevation11,880ft
  • UpdatedJan 18 @ 12:20
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  • City: Leadville
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Ski Cooper Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 15, 2018

Mostly sunny skies continue across the region as upper-level high pressure ridging continues over Colorado and the west.

Expect mostly sunny skies and a warming trend through mid week under that same ridge...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in , slightly delayed (by about a week) but on the way for late next week, as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. 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.

LONGER RANGE: Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 08, 2018

On Tuesday we expect a closed low pressure system to move through southern California mainly, with the northern portion hitting Tahoe and Mammoth. We are forecasting just under powder day totals for some, to over 1 foot of snow, possibly to 1 foot for Big Bear resort areas.

On Wednesday the closed low moves by mainly to the south of Colorado, across New Mexico, with light snow and lower snow levels for Colorado as a northern counterpart moves in as well to kick this low eastward. Decent snow totals are expected, heavier to the south for northern New Mexico including Taos Ski Valley, where  good dump of snow is expected.

On Thursday we expect clearing skies as low pressure exits and a ridge of high pressure builds in again, for mostly sunny skies and cold temperatures.

Thursday through Saturday we expect a drier system to move through the northern to central Rocky Mountains, with colder air and a light snowfall likely for areas of northern Idaho and Western Wyoming to Aspen and western Colorado as an "Alberta Clipper" type of system brushes the area.

LONGER RANGE: The big change coming is looking like just after the 15th with a large scale trough of low pressure setting up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. It is looking like the 16th-18th for the change-over to colder and frequently snowy.

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Expanded Outlook

Thursday
↑32° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then SW 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 17 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Friday
↑32° / ↓24°
iconWinds: W 13 to 25 mph, then SW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 84 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Saturday
↑25° / ↓6°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then NW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 67 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓6°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Sunday
↑6° / ↓-1°
iconWinds: NW 10 to 21 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another skiff before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓-1°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Monday
↑12° / ↓2°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then W 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑12° / ↓2°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a skiff in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 10 to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Tuesday
↑9° / ↓3°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then NW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑9° / ↓3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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