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US Extended Snowfall Outlook
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...

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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
Forecast discussion for Aspen-Snowmass and Western Colorado

Updated for Monday, March 27, 2017, at 2:05am...
Today through Wednesday we see low pressure move into the area, with mostly light snow and high snow levels to start again, near/ above 9,000 feet, and dropping tonight, rising again Tuesday afternoon (near 9,000 feet, so, some rain in Aspen and other areas below 9,000 feet) as the low pressure system moves mainly across southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Winds become more out of the north on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some moderate to heavy snow is expected mainly above 9,000 feet, and mainly on Tuesday. On Wednesday we see low pressure moving eastward, with an unsettled northwest wind flow. Thursday looks like a break, then more low pressure moves in on Friday and Saturday with similar snow totals possible. CM

LONGER RANGE...
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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CUSTOM FORECAST DETAILS
Weather Icon

↑37° / 3c°

↓30° / -1c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy with light wintry mix likely

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.22in, 5.59mm)

Wind

From the SSW at 2 to 9 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑37° / 3c°

↓27° / -3c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly cloudy with heavy wintry mix

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.68in, 17.28mm)

Wind

From the SW at 2 to 8 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑36° / 2c°

↓27° / -3c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly cloudy with chance of light wintry mix

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.07in, 1.69mm)

Wind

From the N at 3 to 8 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑43° / 6c°

↓30° / -1c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy with isolated showers

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

Isolated Showers (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.37mm)

Wind

From the WSW at 3 to 6 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑39° / 4c°

↓28° / -2c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly cloudy with chance of light wintry mix

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.66in, 16.69mm)

Wind

From the SE at 4 to 8 MPH.

Weather Icon

↑39° / 4c°

↓25° / -4c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly cloudy with chance of light snow showers

Snow Potential

We are expecting a trace to 1 inch of snowfall (1 to 3cm)

Precipitation

30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.05in, 1.37mm)

Wind

From the NE at 3 to 7 MPH.

27 Sep 2016 - 11:20am PST
What is the weak La Nina/ ENSO Neutral SST pattern going to bring this winter of 2016-2017? We put together a comparison to some past possibly analogous years, here: Here is some guidance, using previous similar pattern years. This guidance is for Aspen, near base elevations (mid and upper mountain get 2 to 3 times as much snow).CM

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