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Elevation: 10,300ft
Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.72"
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Elevation: 9,480ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 15.58"
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Elevation: 9,400ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.21"
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Elevation: 10,550ft
Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.97"
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Temperature: 13°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 19.79"
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Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.76"
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Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 24.55"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.35"
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Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 24.09"
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Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.57"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 14.2"
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Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.25"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 12.57"
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Snow Last 24hrs: 20.65"
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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓81% / ↑97%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth50"
Cloudy before noon and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -20 to -11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓54% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑92%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓49% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds W 21 to 33 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -20 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs6"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs6"
  • Season Total121"
  • Average Base Depth50"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
Comments
13in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,570ft
  • Base Elevation8,120ft
  • Vertical Drop3,450ft
  • Longest Trail4 miles
  • Trails193 of 195
  • Lifts31 of 31
  • Acreage5101 of 5289 ( 99% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails192 ( 98% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity65%
  • Dewpoint-9°
  • SustainedSW 7mph
  • GustingSW 16mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth50"
Comments
Fair
Location
3 Miles NW Berthoud Falls CO
  • Elevation12,247ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 10:22
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Conditions
  • Humidity97%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedNW 0mph
  • GustingNW 13mph
  • Visibility1.00 miles
  • Snow Depth29"
Comments
Lt Snow
Location
3 Miles SSW Avon CO
  • Elevation7,497ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 10:08
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Base
Blue Sky - 11,570'
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Location
  • City: Vail
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Vail Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Today low pressure stalls out some, with lighter snow and VERY cold air (but not much wind, so not as cold as we could see). The winds drop off a lot on Tuesday after the cold front moves in, so, cold Tuesday with clouds and lingering light snow showers, light to maybe moderate (in some spots) accumulations.

On Wednesday we see low pressure troughing remain, a bit unsettled, but so little moisture in the modified arctic air mass that we do not expect any snow. If there is snow it will be in the form of non-accumulating flurries. We see no forcing mechanism for snow outside of some minor upper level dynamics. We expect mostly sun on the mountain, but layer up, it will be cold.

On Thursday and through Friday expect another storm system to move through with snow, this time lighter it seems with a potentially more over-land path into the western US and southwest Canada, smaller-scale, and less dynamics or cold air (strength).

Saturday into Sunday (may end up with a fresh snow + sun Sunday in Aspen, 25th) we expect more snow from a couple of low pressure systems, likely to be smaller-scale, decent storms but we will be watching. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (this happens after Sunday mainly, after the 25th and through early March), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado, but Tahoe and Utah may be favored this time around (last few days of Feb _ early March). CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
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iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 67 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -34 to -28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 12 to 24 mph, then S 8 to 19 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓-4°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -20 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Thursday
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iconWinds: SW 10 to 21 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 4"
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AM

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Sky
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓6°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 100 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Friday
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iconWinds: SW 12 to 23 mph, then W 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 106 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓6°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Saturday
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iconWinds: W 18 to 30 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓-4°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -39 to -18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓1°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Sunday
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iconWinds: W 29 to 41 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑11° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 29 to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -27 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -40 to -22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑15° / ↓3°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓10°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -11 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓3°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Wednesday
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iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓1°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Thursday
↑26° / ↓16°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 5 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Friday
↑28° / ↓14°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓19°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 5 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Saturday
↑19° / ↓8°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑18° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Sunday
↑27° / ↓9°
iconWinds: W 21 to 33 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓12°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 21 to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓9°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -13 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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