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Elevation: 10,300ft
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Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.01"
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Elevation: 8,500ft
Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 25"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.5"
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Elevation: 9,480ft
Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 27.75"
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Elevation: 9,400ft
Temperature: 13°
Snow Depth: 29"
Snow Last 24hrs: 20.33"
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Elevation: 10,550ft
Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.44"
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Elevation: 10,520ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.38"
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Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.99"
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Elevation: 8,940ft
Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.3"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.36"
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Elevation: 11,400ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 29.78"
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Temperature:
Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 16.94"
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Temperature:
Snow Depth: 50"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.08"
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Temperature: 15°
Snow Depth: 26"
Snow Last 24hrs: 14.29"
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Temperature: 10°
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 34.3"
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Temperature:
Snow Depth: 24"
Snow Last 24hrs: 88.22"
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Snow Depth: 49"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.14"
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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth50"
Clear before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy later into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
None expected today.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -21 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑20° ↓7°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓78% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -10 to 2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
↑21° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓48% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds SW 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to NW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
↑9° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑88%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
↑11° ↓-2°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓59% / ↑85%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 26th
↑24° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↓44% / ↑80%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow today.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Feb @ 06:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs2"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs8"
  • Season Total121"
  • Average Base Depth50"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
15in, 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
  • Humidity32%
  • Dewpoint-8°
  • SustainedS 17mph
  • GustingS 22mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
Comments
Mostly Cloudy
Location
2 Miles SSE Loveland Pass CO
  • Elevation11,880ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:22
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Conditions
  • Humidity46%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 16mph
  • Visibility1.00 miles
  • Snow Depth30"
Comments
Partly Cloudy
Location
2 Miles WSW Eagle-Vail CO
  • Elevation8,314ft
  • UpdatedFeb 21 @ 04:09
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Base
Blue Sky - 11,570'
Blue Sky - 11,570'
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Location
  • City: Vail
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Vail Discussion
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

Today 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

Wednesday
↑9° / ↓-4°
iconWinds: SW 11 to 22 mph, then S 10 to 21 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑7° / ↓-4°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -31 to -18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Thursday
↑9° / ↓5°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑8° / ↓5°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓6°
Sky
Overcast 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 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -20 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Friday
↑10° / ↓1°
iconWinds: SW 21 to 33 mph, then NW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑10° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -25 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑10° / ↓1°
Sky
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -26 to -20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Saturday
↑0° / ↓-7°
iconWinds: W 22 to 34 mph, then W 26 to 38 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓-7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -44 to -29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-1° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 66 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -41 to -37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Sunday
↑0° / ↓-3°
iconWinds: W 12 to 23 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓-3°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -41 to -26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑0° / ↓-2°
Sky
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -34 to -27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Monday
↑13° / ↓5°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑13° / ↓5°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -29 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓9°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,786ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Wednesday
↑25° / ↓1°
iconWinds: W 7 to 16 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓1°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Thursday
↑25° / ↓11°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑23° / ↓15°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -4 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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Friday
↑26° / ↓11°
iconWinds: SW 15 to 27 mph, then NW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓11°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -3 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑14° / ↓4°
iconWinds: W 11 to 22 mph, then SW 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 2"
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AM

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↑14° / ↓6°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then 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 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓4°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑16° / ↓3°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑15° / ↓5°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -16 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑16° / ↓3°
Sky
Cloudy 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 W 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑29° / ↓5°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓5°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming 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 around the base S 4 to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,135ft
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