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↑36° ↓10°
Forecast Snow: 5"
Base Depth: 27"

Snowmass Updated Dec 12 @ 07:53

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  • Snow,Mist
  • Humidity88%
  • Dewpoint25°
  • Visibility2.5mi
  • Elevation7,673ft
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  • THURSDAY

    Dec 12

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    36° / 10°

    5 - 15
    mph

    snow icon 5"

  • FRIDAY

    Dec 13

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    33° / 22°

    10 - 20
    mph

    snow icon 6"

  • SATURDAY

    Dec 14

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    31° / 22°

    15 - 25
    mph

    snow icon 10"

  • SUNDAY

    Dec 15

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    27° / 12°

    5 - 15
    mph

    snow icon 4"

  • MONDAY

    Dec 16

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    16° / 8°

    9 - 20
    mph

    snow icon 10"

  • TUESDAY

    Dec 17

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    5° / -1°

    12 - 23
    mph

    snow icon 0"

  • WEDNESDAY

    Dec 18

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    14° / 2°

    6 - 15
    mph

    snow icon 0"

  • THURSDAY

    Dec 19

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    0° / 0°

    3 - 10
    mph

    snow icon 0"

  • Weather :

    Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy in Aspen, with increasing winds on the upper mountain mainly. Snow showers develop in the late morning and afternoon, continue through tonight, with decent totals (MUCH more to come).

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 5 inches in Aspen, at the base, and 5 to 9 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 36°Low: 10°

Snow Levels :

4,219 feet to 7954 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.02 to 0.15 inches, 80% chance, afternoon through overnight

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Partly to mostly cloudy and mild in Aspen, with increasing winds on the upper mountain mainly. Snow showers develop in the afternoon, continue through overnight, with decent totals (MUCH more to come).

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 5 inches in Aspen, at the base, and 5 to 9 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 16°Low: 13°

Snow Levels :

4,219 feet to 7954 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.02 to 0.15 inches, 80% chance, afternoon through overnight

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy becoming overcast at times with through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 4 to 7 inches in Aspen, at the base, and 6 to 11 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 33°Low: 22°

Snow Levels :

5,073 feet to 7377 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.45 to 0.8 inches, 70% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy becoming overcast at times with through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day. VERY windy conditions are expected.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 4 to 7 inches in Aspen, at the base, and 6 to 11 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 14°Low: 10°

Snow Levels :

5,073 feet to 7377 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.45 to 0.8 inches, 70% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day, heavy at times.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 6 to 10 inches in Aspen and at the base, and 9 to 15 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 31°Low: 22°

Snow Levels :

5,452 feet to 8581 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.55 to 1.1 inches, 60% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day, heavy at times.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 6 to 10 inches in Aspen and at the base, and 9 to 15 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 16°Low: 0°

Snow Levels :

5,452 feet to 8581 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.55 to 1.1 inches, 60% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy with snow showers, becoming mostly cloudy with lighter snow as the day goes on. Much colder temperatures are expected in Aspen.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches in Aspen and at the base, and 4 to 7 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 27°Low: 12°

Snow Levels :

4,732 feet to 7819 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.15 to 0.45 inches, 50% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy with snow showers, becoming mostly cloudy with lighter snow as the day goes on. Much colder temperatures are expected in Aspen.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches in Aspen and at the base, and 4 to 7 inches on the upper mountain.

  • Wind :

    No forecasts available

Temperature :

Hi: 14°Low: 7°

Snow Levels :

4,732 feet to 7819 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.15 to 0.45 inches, 50% chance

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.

  • Snow :

    Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.

  • Wind :

    Winds around the base NW 5 to 14 mph throughout the day with gusts to 18 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 26°Low: 17°

Snow Levels :

2,399 feet to 6594 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.19 to 0.93 inches

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.

  • Snow :

    Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon.

  • Wind :

    Winds near the top NW 10 to 21 mph throughout the day with gusts to 26 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 8°Low: -0°

Snow Levels :

2,399 feet to 6594 feet

Precipitation :

Potential Precip:
0.19 to 0.93 inches

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.

  • Snow :

    No snow throughout the day.

  • Wind :

    Winds around the base S 4 to 13 mph throughout the day with gusts to 16 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 16°Low: 2°

Snow Levels :

1,096 feet to 3078 feet

Precipitation :

None expected throughout the day.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.

  • Snow :

    No snow.

  • Wind :

    Winds near the top W 33 to 45 mph throughout the day with gusts to 56 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: -4°Low: -6°

Snow Levels :

1,096 feet to 3078 feet

Precipitation :

No precipitation expected throughout the day.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.

  • Snow :

    No snow throughout the day.

  • Wind :

    Winds around the base SE 6 to 15 mph throughout the day with gusts to 19 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 20°Low: 6°

Snow Levels :

2,755 feet to 4697 feet

Precipitation :

No precipitation expected throughout the day.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.

  • Snow :

    No snow.

  • Wind :

    Winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph throughout the day with gusts to 46 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 11°Low: -4°

Snow Levels :

2,755 feet to 4697 feet

Precipitation :

None expected throughout the day.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    No forecasts available.

  • Snow :

    None expected.

  • Wind :

    Winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph throughout the day with gusts to 13 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 0°Low: 0°

Snow Levels :

Precipitation :

No precipitation expected.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
  • Weather :

    No forecasts available.

  • Snow :

    None expected.

  • Wind :

    Winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph throughout the day with gusts to 13 mph.

Temperature :

Hi: 0°Low: 0°

Snow Levels :

Precipitation :

No precipitation expected.

Base Elevation: 8,104ftSummit Elevation: 12,510ft
Sunrise
7:18 AM
Sunset
4:45 PM
First Light
6:48 AM
Midday
12:01 PM
Last Light
5:15 PM

Day length: 9h 27m

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chat bubble iconSnowmass – Aspen Discussion
Updated Tuesday Dec 10, 2019, at 0939L MST

Today - Mostly sunny skies and chilly temperatures after a cold morning, under a brief ridge of high pressure...

Wednesday - Starts out mostly sunny, then clouds increase with isolated snow showers expected to develop in the afternoon, and any of these ending overnight as this fast moving system moving through.

Thursday - Snow showers develop afternoon through overnight as a major storm is setting up... Resorts along and north of the I-70, Vail Pass and east, is where the heaviest snow is expected, moderate to Aspen Snowmass on Thursday, with a LOT more coming for the weekend.

Friday through Sunday - On the north side of a high pressure ridge that may weaken through next weekend, opening the door for strong jet stream winds overhead (northwest orientation to start, westerly on Saturday, and southwest on Sunday, favoring all western Colorado ski resorts before all is said and done on Sunday), and good moisture + strong cross mountain wind flow, for some epic snow totals expected at Steamboat and northern Colorado resorts east of Vail pass and north of the I-70, heavy and possibly heaviest of the season so far for Aspen, and also heavy for southwest Colorado. The difference between snowfall in Aspen (town) and on the mid and upper mountain cold be significant (could see very heavy snow on the mid and upper mountain areas of Aspen-Snowmass), with best snowfall for Aspen looking like it will occur on Saturday, after moderate to heavy snow on Friday. Things are on track and looking amazing! Meteorologist/ Chris Manly

LONGER RANGE: More storms, frequent and significant, are expected after the 15th as the pattern shifts back to "busy" for the western US (frequent and more significant snow) as we move past mid-December, pre Christmas Holiday (ON track from the last many updates), right through Christmas. Around the 25th or so we may be shifting back to a high pressure ridge and more sunshine.
Winter is looking more snowy and colder than average across western Colorado and Aspen, as we have been saying since this summer, and is happening. Meteorologist/ Chris Manly
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Day

High Temperatures

Low Temperatures

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snow Depth
Avg High Year Low Year Avg High Year Low Year Avg Max Year Avg Max Year Avg Max Year
1 37 62 1999 17 2015 13 31 2007 -10 2006 0.058 0.82 2007 0.49 3.0 2007 8.5 17 2006
2 38 61 1998 20 1981 13 26 1999 -2 2004 0.077 1.16 2007 1.16 11.5 2007 9.4 22 1983
3 38 56 1998 17 1991 13 29 1980 -5 2009 0.061 0.71 2005 0.71 8.0 2005 9.3 20 1983
4 39 60 1987 20 2009 13 28 2014 -8 2009 0.068 1.05 2013 0.85 10.3 2013 9.8 22 1983
5 38 55 1998 13 2013 12 32 1980 -14 2013 0.053 0.55 1983 0.73 7.0 1983 9.7 24 1983
6 37 51 2015 10 2005 12 28 1980 -13 2013 0.064 0.64 1996 0.89 8.4 1996 9.8 23 1996
7 37 55 2003 14 2013 12 27 2007 -6 1992 0.074 0.61 2007 1.09 12.0 2007 11.2 25 1996
8 37 53 1981 13 2005 13 29 2003 -5 2005 0.067 0.57 2007 0.71 5.0 1986 10.7 22 2007
9 35 52 1981 14 2005 11 27 1984 -15 2005 0.095 0.79 2012 1.29 10.4 2012 12.0 25 2007
10 35 55 1981 6 2013 10 25 2015 -12 1986 0.012 0.11 1997 0.25 3.6 1997 11.7 21 2007
11 36 50 1990 18 2013 13 26 2015 -6 1997 0.061 0.51 2000 0.78 5.6 2000 12.1 20 2007
12 36 50 1993 18 1989 11 26 1984 -4 1997 0.064 0.75 1984 0.72 8.0 1984 11.7 26 1984
13 35 52 2004 16 1987 11 28 1990 -5 1985 0.058 0.31 2015 0.91 4.5 1993 12.5 25 1984
14 34 50 2014 16 1987 11 25 2014 -6 1993 0.104 0.98 2008 1.55 11.0 2008 13.2 24 1984
15 33 46 1998 20 2007 9 27 2006 -8 2007 0.054 0.60 2003 0.78 9.0 2003 13.6 24 1983
16 33 50 2002 18 2015 8 26 2006 -7 2007 0.067 0.36 2010 1.07 5.0 2008 14.1 25 1996
17 33 55 1980 19 2015 10 28 2006 -14 1996 0.053 0.30 1984 0.75 4.0 1996 14.2 26 1996
18 34 55 1980 4 1996 10 21 2014 -23 1996 0.033 0.40 2002 0.49 6.0 2002 14.0 25 1996
19 34 50 1998 8 1996 11 24 2010 -13 1996 0.088 0.52 1990 1.33 6.8 1992 14.8 24 2008
20 35 46 1980 13 2012 11 30 2010 -11 2012 0.083 0.60 1983 1.07 10.0 1983 15.2 29 1983
21 33 48 1985 15 1983 11 30 2010 -12 2012 0.100 0.82 1998 1.17 8.0 1998 15.8 27 1983
22 31 44 1980 10 1990 9 29 2010 -15 1998 0.100 1.02 2014 1.42 12.0 1981 16.0 26 1983
23 31 49 2010 8 1998 9 30 2010 -19 1990 0.096 0.92 2008 1.34 12.0 2008 16.5 33 2008
24 31 50 1980 11 2004 4 20 2010 -21 1990 0.079 0.50 2006 0.64 6.0 1983 16.3 31 2008
25 31 48 2010 14 1987 4 19 1980 -8 1990 0.042 0.38 2007 0.69 7.0 2007 16.5 32 1983
26 32 46 1980 12 1987 7 24 1983 -5 2007 0.059 0.40 1988 0.83 5.5 1988 16.8 33 1983
27 32 49 2005 12 1988 7 25 1983 -10 1988 0.062 0.60 1981 0.86 10.0 1981 17.3 34 1983
28 32 52 1980 12 2008 8 30 1984 -12 1988 0.060 0.55 1983 0.74 8.0 1983 17.2 40 1983
29 33 48 1999 15 2014 7 26 2005 -12 1982 0.031 0.26 1990 0.39 3.0 1990 16.8 37 1983
30 33 47 1999 18 2014 10 27 2011 -12 1982 0.078 0.80 2004 0.95 7.0 2004 17.4 35 1983
31 34 51 1980 12 2014 9 23 2011 -8 2014 0.064 0.65 1981 1.02 10.0 1981 18.3 33 1983

Day

High Temperatures

Low Temperatures

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snow Depth
Avg High Year Low Year Avg High Year Low Year Avg Max Year Avg Max Year Avg Max Year
1 29 50 1973 4 2010 7 24 2012 -13 2004 0.062 0.67 2008 1.14 14.0 2008 15.6 33 1975
2 29 49 1998 10 1981 7 23 1966 -11 1895 0.123 3.00 1893 1.62 30.0 1893 15.8 33 1975
3 29 48 2012 10 2006 7 25 1966 -16 2006 0.052 0.55 2005 0.79 8.0 2005 16.0 37 2005
4 29 50 1998 4 2009 7 23 1975 -18 2009 0.070 0.80 1950 1.26 15.0 1950 16.4 38 2005
5 29 48 1987 0 2005 6 24 1987 -16 2005 0.079 1.10 1972 1.21 15.6 1950 16.7 39 1977
6 27 49 1987 5 1983 5 25 1958 -18 2011 0.076 0.95 1966 1.32 15.0 1966 17.3 36 2005
7 28 52 1975 0 1978 5 20 2003 -23 1978 0.118 1.40 1894 2.00 14.0 1894 18.3 40 1955
8 26 44 1991 0 2005 5 23 1984 -25 1978 0.080 1.15 1950 1.40 20.0 1950 18.9 40 1955
9 26 45 2011 -5 1978 3 21 1970 -23 1994 0.078 0.60 1893 1.04 6.4 1958 19.4 40 1955
10 26 48 2011 3 2013 4 23 1981 -22 1986 0.036 0.31 1958 0.81 8.3 1958 19.5 40 1955
11 27 44 2011 1 1961 5 20 2014 -20 1986 0.064 0.48 1958 1.23 10.5 1958 20.0 41 1955
12 26 42 1977 -4 1989 3 22 1895 -25 1961 0.050 0.54 1956 1.15 10.0 1958 20.4 39 1955
13 26 46 2014 6 1987 4 20 2014 -17 1964 0.044 0.44 1993 0.78 8.0 1993 20.5 37 1983
14 26 42 1980 -1 1987 3 17 1969 -16 1987 0.081 0.70 2009 1.48 13.0 2009 21.5 38 2005
15 25 44 1998 0 1996 2 20 2010 -21 2008 0.061 0.40 1894 1.18 11.2 1989 22.3 37 2005
16 25 48 1962 4 2003 2 20 1962 -18 1987 0.070 0.50 1981 1.28 8.5 1981 22.8 42 1950
17 26 44 1980 5 1895 4 21 1980 -19 1996 0.040 0.35 1996 0.76 5.5 1996 22.8 41 1996
18 26 48 1980 -17 1996 3 19 2013 -29 1996 0.058 0.37 2002 1.26 10.7 1989 23.1 42 1955
19 26 42 1980 0 1996 5 20 1955 -22 1996 0.070 0.39 1977 1.20 8.0 2010 23.4 42 1983
20 26 40 1979 5 2002 4 20 2010 -18 2012 0.063 0.46 2005 1.24 10.0 2010 24.1 47 2005
21 25 42 1975 5 1977 3 22 2010 -14 1990 0.073 0.43 1974 1.40 10.5 1974 24.3 44 2010
22 25 49 1954 2 1998 2 25 1955 -23 1990 0.070 1.13 2014 1.37 21.2 2014 24.8 48 2014
23 23 41 1955 -4 1990 2 29 1964 -33 1990 0.077 0.95 1951 1.27 15.0 1951 25.4 51 2014
24 24 48 2011 -9 1990 2 26 1955 -23 1895 0.086 0.77 1969 1.43 11.6 1964 26.0 49 1983
25 24 43 1989 -2 1895 1 29 1971 -18 1895 0.053 0.40 1983 1.06 8.1 1964 26.1 54 1983
26 24 40 2010 -2 2009 1 20 1971 -19 2002 0.046 0.35 1988 0.92 7.0 1967 25.9 54 1983
27 24 42 1993 2 2009 2 27 1955 -22 1988 0.058 0.58 1981 1.26 10.5 1981 26.2 58 1983
28 23 51 1980 4 1988 0 21 1980 -25 1988 0.066 0.80 1964 1.21 12.2 1964 26.8 58 1983
29 23 45 1952 3 1895 2 18 2002 -23 1895 0.089 1.10 1973 1.53 14.0 1963 27.0 55 1983
30 23 42 1955 3 2007 1 19 1955 -18 1895 0.102 1.32 1973 1.50 14.5 1973 27.0 56 1983
31 24 42 1980 1 1972 0 21 1955 -17 1973 0.091 0.86 1951 1.59 20.5 1995 27.7 60 1951
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