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Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 32"
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Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 53"
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Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓77% / ↑79%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑38° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 1 to 8 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑32° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓79% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑33° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓90% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.68 inches
Winds W 17 to 29 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑36° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑40° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑75%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update06 Apr @ 07:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
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  • High Lift Elevation7,250ft
  • Base Elevation6,900ft
  • Vertical Drop350ft
  • Longest Trail3.11 miles
  • Trails0 of 7
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Conditions
  • Humidity96%
  • Dewpoint15°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth30"
Comments
Fair
Location
Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Elevation6,703ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 05:08
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Location
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Steamboat Ski Touring Discussion
Today looks mostly sunny and milder prior to a weakened low pressure system moving in...

Monday and Tuesday we expect a weakened Pacific storm to move in, and this system may track mostly south, but we will be watching. Light snow showers are expected.

Wednesday through late next week we expect a high pressure ridge and mostly sunny/ milder weather. Low pressure and some snow is expected to follow this... (more detail is coming, 12:42am Friday). CM
December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Expanded Outlook

Sunday
↑25° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓19°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
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Monday
↑38° / ↓17°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓17°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
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Tuesday
↑32° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑32° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then W 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑36° / ↓21°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓23°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓23°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑40° / ↓23°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then W 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓27°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,025ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature19°
  • Soil Low Temperature15°
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  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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  • Soil Low Temperature18°
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  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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