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Today's Forecast
↑21° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth27"
Clear before noon and then clear becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 15 to 27 mph through the morning becoming W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 20th
↑41° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑67%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 20 to 32 mph through the morning becoming W 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑25° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓38% / ↑86%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 32 to 44 mph through the morning becoming W 23 to 35 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑15° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds NW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑18° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓61% / ↑87%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to W 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 46 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑18° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓41% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs1"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs2"
  • Season Total88"
  • Average Base Depth27"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
3in, Storm Total. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation10,677ft
  • Base Elevation8,600ft
  • Vertical Drop2,077ft
  • Longest Trail3.20 miles
  • Trails69 of 78
  • Lifts7 of 7
  • Acreage0 of 550 ( 93% )
  • Night Skiing2 lifts/2 trails open
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails22 ( 28% )
  • Cross Country Area7
  • Tubingyes
  • Tubing Hours10a-5p
28°
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Conditions
  • Humidity43%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 14mph
  • GustingW 23mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth38"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Angel Fire Airport, NM
  • Elevation11,998ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 05:14
36°
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Conditions
  • Humidity32%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedNE 3mph
  • GustingNE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth8"
Comments
Fair
Location
Taos, Taos Regional Airport, NM
  • Elevation9,596ft
  • UpdatedJan 19 @ 05:14
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Base
Cam 1
Cam 1
10,600ft Summit
10,600ft Summit
Contact
Location
  • City: Angel Fire
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Mountain Summit Forecast

Saturday
↑20° / ↓12°
iconWinds: W 14 to 26 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑13° / ↓12°
Sky
Clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓16°
Sky
Clear becoming 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 near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Sunday
↑37° / ↓23°
iconWinds: W 23 to 35 mph, then W 29 to 41 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓23°
Sky
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Monday
↑33° / ↓11°
iconWinds: W 35 to 47 mph, then W 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓26°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 35 to 47 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓11°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -22 to 1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Tuesday
↑9° / ↓9°
iconWinds: 6 to 15 mph, then W 13 to 25 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑13° / ↓10°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓10°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Wednesday
↑12° / ↓13°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 23 mph, then W 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓17°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓14°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Thursday
↑11° / ↓14°
iconWinds: NW 11 to 22 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑17° / ↓16°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓14°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -13 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,060ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Saturday
↑22° / ↓13°
iconWinds: W 15 to 27 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑20° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓19°
Sky
Clear 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 around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
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Sunday
↑42° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 20 to 32 mph, then W 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓22°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 27 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓25°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑26° / ↓17°
iconWinds: W 32 to 44 mph, then W 23 to 35 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming clear through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
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Tuesday
↑15° / ↓9°
iconWinds: NW 12 to 24 mph, then W 19 to 31 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑19° / ↓15°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓14°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
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Wednesday
↑19° / ↓16°
iconWinds: NW 18 to 30 mph, then W 25 to 37 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑26° / ↓18°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑18° / ↓17°
iconWinds: NW 16 to 28 mph, then W 20 to 32 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑25° / ↓17°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓17°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,531ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
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