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Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 21"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.98"
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Snow Depth: 12"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.43"
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Snow Depth: 16"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.37"
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Snow Depth: 14"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.08"
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Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.91"
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Snow Depth: 21"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.99"
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Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.47"
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Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.15"
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Snow Depth: 19"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.71"
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Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.09"
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Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.32"
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Snow Depth: 37"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.9"
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Snow Depth: 17"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.71"
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Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.75"
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Snow Depth: 16"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.25"
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Today's Forecast
↑24° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓97% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth33"
Cloudy before noon and then overcast later into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.18 inches
Winds NW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑18° ↓-3°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑19° ↓3°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -15 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑30° ↓7°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑68%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑37° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑66%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 26th
↑16° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓62% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -13 to -4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs4"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs4"
  • Season Total72"
  • Average Base Depth33"
  • Today's Snow Potential7"
Comments
4in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,570ft
  • Base Elevation8,120ft
  • Vertical Drop3,450ft
  • Longest Trail4 miles
  • Trails183 of 195
  • Lifts28 of 31
  • Acreage4612 of 5289 ( 94% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails167 ( 86% )
28°
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Conditions
  • Humidity74%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedNW 15mph
  • GustingNW 21mph
  • Visibility2.00 miles
  • Snow Depth37"
Comments
Light Snow
Location
3 Miles NW Berthoud Falls CO
  • Elevation12,247ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 09:24
24°
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Conditions
  • Humidity95%
  • Dewpoint23°
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 20mph
  • Visibility1.00 miles
  • Snow Depth14"
Comments
Lt Snow
Location
3 Miles SSW Avon CO
  • Elevation7,497ft
  • UpdatedJan 21 @ 09:09
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Blue Sky - 11,570'
Blue Sky - 11,570'
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  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Vail 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

Sunday
↑15° / ↓0°
iconWinds: SE 13 to 25 mph, then NW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 5"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓8°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.73 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -14 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑8° / ↓0°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Monday
↑8° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: W 18 to 30 mph, then W 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓-2°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑8° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Tuesday
↑13° / ↓4°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then SW 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑6° / ↓4°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓6°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to -15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Wednesday
↑23° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 18 to 30 mph, then SW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓13°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -15 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly 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 SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -6 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Thursday
↑27° / ↓17°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Friday
↑7° / ↓-2°
iconWinds: NW 19 to 31 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓0°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 19 to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑1° / ↓-2°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑29° / ↓11°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 24 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 7"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓22°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.22 to 1.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -6 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Monday
↑23° / ↓1°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓1°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Tuesday
↑24° / ↓8°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then S 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓8°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓12°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Wednesday
↑35° / ↓13°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Thursday
↑42° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 5 to 14 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 6 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Friday
↑21° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓11°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

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  • Soil High Temperature22°
  • Soil Low Temperature17°
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  • Soil High Temperature15°
  • Soil Low Temperature11°
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