March 27, 2017 This week, specifically Tuesday and Wednesday, the northern New Mexico and Taos Ski Valley will get hammered by heavy snow ...show up Thursday for the goods, plus sunshine... -Below we see an animation of the Tuesday through Wednesday (snow storm) time frame... (*please wait for animation to load*) then... this Friday through Sunday we see another big storm moving through on a similar track, for another probably huge dump of snow for Taos Ski Valley. More storms will follow even this... CM
Updated for Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 9:05am...
Today and Wednesday we see a low pressure system crossing northeast Arizona and into northern New Mexico today, with a south flow of winds into southwest Colorado (favored for snow) and a north flow across northern and central Colorado. Light snow is falling in Aspen and at the base this morning. Light showers with some rain mix (base, town of Aspen) and moderate snow (upper mountain) are expected due to higher snow levels by this afternoon, near/ above 9,000 feet, so some rain is expected in Aspen and other areas below 9,000 feet as the low pressure system moves mainly across southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Winds continue out of the north on Wednesday, with clearing expected as low pressure moves eastward, placing the area under a slightly unsettled northwest wind flow. Thursday looks like a break, then more low pressure moves in on Friday and Saturday with similar snow totals possible, and similar snow levels. CM
More snow is expected into early April (on track, details coming). CM
Check out our 2016-2017 snow outlook/ guidance here
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Partly cloudy and milder, with less wind and drier air. Mostly cloudy by afternoon/ evening with isolated showers (9,500ft), then cloudy with snow overnight (7,500ft snow level).
2 to 4 inches of snowfall above 9,500 feet, and 1 inch of snow to the base, and in Aspen
Isolated showers, then snow likely ovewrnight
Base and in Aspen: Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SE/ SW at 5-15mph, and above Timberline: Becoming S/ SW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph
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Cloudy with snow showers through the day and overnight, lighter overnight (snow level near 8,500 feet, dropping to near 6,500 feet overnight).
3 to 5 inches of snowfall above 8,500 feet, and 1 to 2 inches of snow to the base, and in town
70% chance for snow showers
Base and in Aspen: S at 4-12mph, becoming SE at 5-15mph, and above Timberline: Becoming SE at 10 to 20mph
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↓13° / -11c°
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↓28° / -2c°
Mostly cloudy and milder, with scattered showers and snow levels rising to above 8,500 feet. Showers become isolated overnight.
2 to 4 inches of snowfall above 8,500 feet, and 1 inch of snow to the base, and in town
50% chance for showers
Base and in Aspen: Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NE at 5-15mph, and above Timberline: Becoming NE at 10 to 20mph
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Partly to mostly cloudy with isolated showers, and snow levels rising to near 9,000 feet.
A trace to 1 inch of snow above 9,000 feet
40% chance for showers
Base and in Aspen: Variable at 4-12mph, becoming E at 5-15mph, and above Timberline: Becoming N at 10 to 20mph
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Partly cloudy with chance of light snow showers
We are expecting 5 to 8 inches of snowfall (13 to 20cm)
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.65in, 16.53mm)
From the SW at 13 to 16 MPH.
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Mostly cloudy with chance of light snow showers
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.17in, 4.25mm)
From the W at 13 to 15 MPH.