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Network: SNTL
Temperature: 43°
Snow Depth: 2"
Snow Last 24hrs: 0.15"
Today's Forecast
↑41° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↓22% / ↑96%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy before noon and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds later into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 33 to 45 mph through the morning shifting to SW 46 to 58 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 83 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑22° ↓7°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓43% / ↑82%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 37 to 49 mph through the morning becoming NW 33 to 45 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 67 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -27 to -7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑26° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓-8° / ↑-10°
  • Humidity↓10% / ↑35%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow today.
None expected today.
Winds NW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -17 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑27° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑-6°
  • Humidity↓16% / ↑35%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast throughout the day.
No snow today.
None expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 24th
↑21° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓31% / ↑53%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 25th
↑32° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓-2° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↓13% / ↑35%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming SW 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Jan @ 08:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total22"
  • Average Base Depth18 to 20"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,400ft
  • Base Elevation9,600ft
  • Vertical Drop1,800ft
  • Longest Trail2.7 miles
  • Trails4 of 55
  • Lifts4 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 750 ( 7% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails4 ( 7% )
  • Trails with Snow Making5 ( % )
57°
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Conditions
  • Humidity12%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 16mph
  • GustingSW 29mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth2"
Comments
Fair
Location
7 Miles W Alto NM
  • Elevation10,397ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 11:15
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Location
  • City: Ruidoso
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
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.

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Expanded Outlook

Saturday
↑41° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 33 to 45 mph, then SW 46 to 58 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓34°
Sky
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 13 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓24°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 46 to 58 mph with gusts up to 83 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -5 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Sunday
↑22° / ↓7°
iconWinds: W 37 to 49 mph, then NW 33 to 45 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓7°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 67 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -27 to -7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓10°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 59 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Monday
↑26° / ↓13°
iconWinds: NW 16 to 28 mph, then W 9 to 20 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓13°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Tuesday
↑27° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then W 7 to 16 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Sky
Overcast before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 7 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑21° / ↓17°
iconWinds: S 8 to 17 mph, then SW 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓17°
Sky
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓17°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -1 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 14 to 26 mph, then SW 20 to 32 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 14 to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓28°
Sky
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 20 to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 10 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature46°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature34°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature39°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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