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Temperature: 42°
Snow Depth: 12"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.15"
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Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.3"
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Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.71"
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Temperature: 39°
Snow Depth: 9"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.15"
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Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 39"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1"
Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓28°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓65% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy and cooler with snow showers expected (some rain mix at the base mid-day with the snow level near 8,000 feet), heavy at times, through the evening, with a lull overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 4 to 6 inches at the base, most falling in the afternoon and evening, with 7 to 12 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds SW 10 to 20 mph through the morning then to SW 10 to 20 mph into the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -13 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑22° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓74% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected through the day and evening. Snow showers are expected to mostly end overnight.
Snowfall is expected to be 3 to 5 inches at the base, and 4 to 7 inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds NW 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming NW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑28° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy through the morning, becoming cloudy with mostly light snow showers through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches at the base, most falling in the afternoon through overnight, with 3 to 6 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming W 10 to 20 mph into the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑25° ↓-2°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓60% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 0 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑28° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑63%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to S 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑33° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓37% / ↑54%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total55"
  • Average Base Depth16 to 18"
  • Today's Snow Potential5"
Comments
Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed
  • High Lift Elevation9,895ft
  • Base Elevation7,885ft
  • Vertical Drop2,010ft
  • Longest Trail2.5 miles
  • Trails29 of 67
  • Lifts3 of 3
  • Acreage300 of 680 ( 43% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails8 ( 12% )
47°
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Conditions
  • Humidity36%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 7mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth38"
Comments
Mostly Cloudy
Location
2 Miles S Aspen/Sardy Field CO
  • Elevation9,111ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 11:08
28°
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Conditions
  • Humidity74%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 32mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Overcast
Location
7 Miles W Carbondale CO
  • Elevation8,310ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 11:08
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Location
  • City: Carbondale
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Sunlight Mountain Resort Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 18, 2018

Expect mostly sunny skies (some high clouds move in though for filtered sunlight) and warmer temperatures today...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in Friday night but mainly Saturday and Sunday, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The first system moving through Saturday and Sunday will be a significant storm, with 1+ feet of snow for many areas including Aspen-Snowmass as we have a strong jet stream on Saturday (southwest oriented), plenty of moisture, and strong mid level dynamics as well. The first storm will favor southwest and west facing slopes, and southwest Colorado will finally get a heavy shot of snow as well!

Another storm moves in Monday and Tuesday with another good shot of snow, favoring northwest slopes and areas closest to the divide. This one looks much colder and will deliver less dense snowfall. 

Next Wednesday we should be between storms, then next Thursday and Friday we expect a fairly strong low-pressure system to move through with more snowfall. That weekend, the 26th-28th looks like a great one to show up for the best conditions of the season, base depth and surface conditions all considered.

LONGER RANGE: 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. Winter is Back! Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 18, 2018

The start of winter has been a bit delayed from what we forecast back in mid-December (by about a week), but is here, no doubt, and will be with us for the rest of January and into February most likely, with plenty of cold and snowy storms on the way...

Today and Friday we expect snow to fall across the Sierra Nevada (Tahoe-Mammoth), and Wasatch mountain ranges (Salt Lake Utah resort areas), to the tune of a foot of fresh for both Tahoe and Mammoth before its all over, and also 6 inches to a foot of snow for Colorado! Southern California will also see some snow, with some light snow expected in Big Bear mainly on Friday.

Do you want to ski or board in 6 inches to 1 foot of mostly fresh snow, while the sun shines? Go to Tahoe or Mammoth. Do you want to ski or board while its snowing, and 6 inches to 1 foot or more of snow expected? Go to Colorado or Utah for the freshest turns...

The coming weeks will be more busy and we expect frequent snowfalls across all resort areas of the western US and Western Canada. Follow your favorite forecasts at www.snowforecast.com.

LONGER RANGE: We expect a busy pattern (frequent snows) across the western US and Canada into early February.

Feel free to share this, but please cite credit to snowforecast.com. Thank you! CM

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Mountain Summit Forecast

Saturday
↑22° / ↓15°
iconWinds: SW 30 to 40 mph, then SW 15 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 10"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓15°
Sky
Cloudy and cooler with snow showers expected.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -13 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓15°
Sky
Cloudy and cooler with snow showers expected, moderate to heavy mainly afternoon and evening, with a lull in snowfall overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 6 to 10 inches in the afternoon, evening mainly, less overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Sunday
↑1° / ↓-4°
iconWinds: NW 10 to 20 mph, then NW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑-1° / ↓-4°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with mostly moderate snow showers expected through the day.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 4 to 7 inches.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -30 to -25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑1° / ↓-4°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with mostly moderate snow showers expected through the day and evening. Snow showers are expected to become isolated overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 4 to 7 inches.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -36 to -29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Monday
↑6° / ↓-10°
iconWinds: W 22 to 34 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑3° / ↓-10°
Sky
Snow early, then clearing to partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -38 to -29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓0°
Sky
Skies become cloudy with light to moderate snow showers through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Tuesday
↑17° / ↓14°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Wednesday
↑24° / ↓16°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓16°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 4 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds 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 near the top S 9 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Thursday
↑28° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓24°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 8 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 8 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,705ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Saturday
↑36° / ↓28°
iconWinds: SW 10 to 20 mph, then SW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓30°
Sky
Cloudy and cooler with snow showers expected (some rain mix at the base mid-day)
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -3 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Cloudy and cooler with snow showers expected, heavy at times, through the evening, with a lull overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon, evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
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Sunday
↑22° / ↓15°
iconWinds: NW 5 to 15 mph, then NW 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓5°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑8° / ↓0°
Sky
Cloudy and MUCH colder, with some sun breaks, and light to moderate snow showers expected into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches through afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑28° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 5 to 15 mph, then W 10 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓-2°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snow exits (Sunday storm moves out) in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓8°
Sky
Skies become cloudy (some sun breaks) with mostly light snow showers through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 3 inches at the base, most falling in the afternoon through overnight, with 3 to 6 inches of snowfall on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
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Tuesday
↑25° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: variable 1 to 8 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓-2°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 17 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓0°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 20 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑43° / ↓27°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then S 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑40° / ↓27°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 17 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓33°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 9 to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 27 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑48° / ↓32°
iconWinds: SW 6 to 15 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑48° / ↓32°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 6 to 15 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 28 to 41 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 34 to 41 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,533ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature18°
  • Soil Low Temperature12°
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  • Soil High Temperature14°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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