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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,280ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 13"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
Today's Forecast
↑30° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↓53% / ↑98%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth44"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then partly cloudy becoming overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon and 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds SW 37 to 49 mph through the morning shifting to W 40 to 52 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 60 mph. Expected wind chill to be -28 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑27° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓-2° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↓13% / ↑75%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds NW 45 to 57 mph through the morning becoming W 17 to 29 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 63 mph. Expected wind chill to be -29 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑33° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓19% / ↑29%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming SW 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑36° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓23% / ↑37%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast 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 throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds SW 23 to 35 mph through the morning becoming SW 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑39° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓27% / ↑45%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds W 29 to 41 mph through the morning becoming W 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑39° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↓34% / ↑58%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming overcast through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 24 to 36 mph through the morning shifting to SW 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update22 Feb @ 08:02
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total72"
  • Average Base Depth44"
  • Today's Snow Potential6"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation11,400ft
  • Base Elevation9,600ft
  • Vertical Drop1,800ft
  • Longest Trail2.7 miles
  • Trails41 of 55
  • Lifts6 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 750 ( 75% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails29 ( 53% )
26°
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Conditions
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  • Gusting
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth13"
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Location
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  • Elevation10,280ft
  • UpdatedFeb 22 @ 09:05
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Location
  • City: Ruidoso
  • 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

Friday
↑30° / ↓11°
iconWinds: SW 37 to 49 mph, then W 40 to 52 mph
iconForecast Snow: 6"
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AM

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↑28° / ↓23°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to -5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓11°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 40 to 52 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Saturday
↑27° / ↓12°
iconWinds: NW 45 to 57 mph, then W 17 to 29 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓13°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 45 to 57 mph with gusts up to 63 mph. Wind chill expected to be -29 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓18°
Skies
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be -13 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Sunday
↑33° / ↓25°
iconWinds: SW 16 to 28 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓25°
Skies
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓29°
iconWinds: SW 23 to 35 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓33°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓30°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming mostly 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 SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Tuesday
↑39° / ↓32°
iconWinds: W 29 to 41 mph, then W 18 to 30 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓35°
Skies
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 51 mph. Wind chill expected to be 9 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓32°
Skies
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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Wednesday
↑39° / ↓32°
iconWinds: W 24 to 36 mph, then SW 22 to 34 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓36°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓32°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,876ft
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  • Soil High Temperature38°
  • Soil Low Temperature33°
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  • Soil Low Temperature33°
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
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