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Today's Forecast
↑31° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓37% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SE 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑31° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon, then another 2 to 4 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.9 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑30° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑32° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑34° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓36% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑41° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓30% / ↑60%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Mar @ 06:03
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total312"
  • Average Base Depth85 to 97"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
13in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation11700
  • Base Elevation10500
  • Vertical Drop1,200ft
  • Longest Trail1.4mi
  • Trails40 of 41
  • Lifts4 of 4
  • Acreage392 of 400 ( 98% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails4 ( 10% )
28°
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Conditions
  • Humidity29%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSE 12mph
  • GustingSE 18mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth64"
Comments
Partly Cloudy
Location
Copper Mountain - Red Cliff Pass, CO
  • Elevation11,880ft
  • UpdatedMar 21 @ 08:16
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Location
  • City: Leadville
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Ski Cooper Discussion
Yesterday: "we expect high pressure ridging to the north (omega, Colorado to the south of it), and an approaching low pressure system from California. The south wind flow out ahead of this system allows for a warm, spring-like day, then isolated to scattered light snow showers move in for Aspen overnight (for southwest Colorado expect accumulation from mainly the evening and through overnight, light snow maybe 2-4" at most to start), with accumulations favoring southwest Colorado, and no snow for Summit and Grand County areas yet"

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TODAY the low pressure system from out west moves east across Colorado while slowly weakening, but packing a good punch for some "powder day" to heavy snow for Aspen-Snowmass, Crested Butte, and over a foot for the San Juan Mountains (Telluride, Wolf Creek will both see moderate+ snowfall). Snow levels will run near 8,000 to 8,500 feet in the relatively warmer southerly mid-March wind flow across the mountains, and will limit snow depths due to more dense 1:8 and 1:10 water to snow ratios.

Friday (22nd) looks colder and the wind flow more southwest and west late day across the mountains, favoring Summit and Grand County areas late day through overnight, with more snow this time, powder day totals Friday and Saturday, more light to moderate snow for Aspen, but all totaled, awesome and heavy snow for all areas, favoring southwest Colorado up north through Aspen-Snowmass!

On Saturday and Sunday we expect low pressure from the west to be moving through Colorado, possibly favoring northwest slopes and northern resorts like Vail and Winter Park. Light additional snow is possible for Aspen-Snowmass.

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:
-We do not expect any prolonged snow-less periods yet, busy right into April, maybe through April. It is looking like a busy spring for snow storms, long past many resorts closing days (April 15th or so). May and June will likely continue with unusually "heavy snow" late season storms. CM
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

Thursday
↑31° / ↓18°
iconWinds: S 9 to 20 mph, then SE 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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↑30° / ↓19°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓19°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon followed by another trace amount later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓15°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then W 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓20°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓15°
Skies
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Saturday
↑30° / ↓14°
iconWinds: NW 9 to 20 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓14°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓17°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Sunday
↑32° / ↓16°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑31° / ↓17°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon, then another dusting later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Monday
↑34° / ↓15°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓15°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓20°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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Tuesday
↑41° / ↓23°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then SW 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓23°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓26°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,514ft
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