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Elevation: 9,850ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 40"
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Elevation: 11,057ft
Temperature: 27°
Snow Depth: 83"
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Elevation: 10,100ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 33"
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Elevation: 10,180ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 40"
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Elevation: 9,350ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 24"
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Today's Forecast
↑44° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓25% / ↑60%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming S 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑48° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓22% / ↑42%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to S 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑52° ↓38°
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓33% / ↑74%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming W 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 40 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 28th
↑50° ↓38°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓26% / ↑54%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds W 17 to 29 mph through the morning becoming SW 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 38 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 29th
↑39° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↓23% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 37 to 49 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 30th
↑34° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓25% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update01 Jan @ 10:01
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total28"
  • Average Base Depth20 to 24"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
12in, past 3 days. Snow surface is packed powder and powder
  • High Lift Elevation10,078ft
  • Base Elevation9,700ft
  • Vertical Drop378ft
  • Longest Trail5.90 miles
  • Trails0 of 40
  • Lifts0 of
  • Acreage0 of ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails28 ( 30% )
  • Cross Country Area32
35°
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Conditions
  • Humidity57%
  • Dewpoint21°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth40"
Comments
Fair
Location
Taos, Taos Regional Airport, NM
  • Elevation9,596ft
  • UpdatedMar 25 @ 09:12
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Location
  • 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

Expanded Outlook

Monday
↑44° / ↓29°
iconWinds: W 8 to 17 mph, then S 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓29°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓36°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Tuesday
↑48° / ↓35°
iconWinds: SW 9 to 20 mph, then S 12 to 23 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓35°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 22 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓40°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Wednesday
↑52° / ↓38°
iconWinds: SW 13 to 25 mph, then W 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓38°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 35 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑52° / ↓42°
Skies
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 40 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑50° / ↓38°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then SW 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑47° / ↓38°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑50° / ↓39°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑39° / ↓26°
iconWinds: W 37 to 49 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓31°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓26°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
temperature graph
Saturday
↑34° / ↓22°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓22°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓25°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature37°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature40°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature33°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature47°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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