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FORECAST DISCUSSION Jan 22, 2017 - Sunday at 6:20am PST

Today Low pressure is exiting Colorado and New Mexico this morning, after dropping 1/2 foot for Aspen-Snowmass, 1 1/2 feet for Telluride (!!), and 1 foot for Taos Ski Valley! Strong low pressure is carving south through California with heavy snowfall for Tahoe through Mammoth, and moving into southern California. Monday and Tuesday the focus of snowfall shifts to southern California and Arizona, through New Mexico, and also Colorado, where heavy snow is expected for all thanks to plenty of moisture and strong dynamics, holding together pretty well as it moves inland. On Wednesday, and Thursday we expect lingering lighter snow showers with a clouds + sun mix, for the northern Rocky Mountains south through Colorado, and lingering snow for the Cascades and south to Tahoe and northern Utah (more sun for Tahoe and northern Utah, than CColorado and the northern Rocky Mountains. Friday and next weekend: Mostly sunny almost everywhere, under strong high pressure ridging, and this continues into early February. CM

LONGER RANGE...
(see above). CM
For good information on the snow pack across the US and into southern Canada, including temperature of the snow pack, snow melt, sublimation, new snowfall, snow depth, expected snow, and other parameters/ variables, zoomable with great detail, all overlayed on some really nice maps ~different map choices~ that you can select from, please see our constantly evolving Snowpack Info maps here, and Snow Forecast probability maps here: Best on the net! If you know of better please let us know.
Forecast discussion for Taos Ski Valley and Northern New Mexico

Updated Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 6:15am PST...

Today clears out and looks like a great sun + powder day to show up (as predicted). On Monday, and Tuesday we see a stronger low pressure system move through aided by more jet stream dynamics this time, along with good moisture and energy at all atmospheric levels, for another shot of heavy snowfall expected, YES! CM

LONGER RANGE...
During the last several days of January, we see high pressure ridging build in across the western US, with some storms mainly hitting the peripheries of the region (western US), like more northern storms headed into the large scale trough across the midwest/ eastern US clipping northeast New Mexico with mostly "dusting" amounts of snow, and also storms headed across the northern Rocky Mountains. Most areas should see mostly sunny skies and a break from any snow until February. CM
Check out our 2016-2017 snow outlook/ guidance here
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CUSTOM FORECAST DETAILS
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↑21° / -6c°

↓10° / -12c°

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Sky Condition

Cloudy and colder with significant snow and strong, gusty winds.

Snow Potential

We are expecting 7 to 10 inches of snowfall (18 to 25cm)

Precipitation

100% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.47in, 11.94mm)

Wind

From the WSW at 18 to 37 MPH, with gusts up to 51MPH.

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↑16° / -9c°

↓3° / -16c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Mostly cloudy with light snow showers likely

Snow Potential

We are expecting 3 to 5 inches of snowfall (8 to 13cm)

Precipitation

60% chance for snow

Wind

From the W at 15 to 19 MPH.

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↑10° / -12c°

↓1° / -17c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy with slight chance of light snow showers

Snow Potential

We are expecting 1 to 2 inches of snowfall (3 to 5cm)

Precipitation

30% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.04in, 1.01mm)

Wind

From the W at 14 to 17 MPH.

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↑12° / -11c°

↓1° / -17c°

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Sky Condition

Mostly sunny

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the W at 11 to 16 MPH.

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↑12° / -11c°

↓7° / -14c°

Mountain Graphic

Sky Condition

Partly cloudy

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the NNW at 9 to 11 MPH.

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↑16° / -9c°

↓10° / -12c°

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Sky Condition

Mostly sunny

Snow Potential

None Expected

Precipitation

None Expected

Wind

From the N at 10 to 11 MPH.

27 Sep 2016 - 11:20am PST
What is the weak La Nina/ ENSO Neutral SST pattern going to bring this winter of 2016-2017? We put together a comparison to some past possibly analogous years, here: Here is some guidance, using previous similar pattern years. This guidance is for Aspen, near base elevations (mid and upper mountain get 2 to 3 times as much snow).CM

New this season, we welcome the opening of The Blake at Taos Ski Valley, the  long awaited center piece of the base area redevelopment. The 80 room property will open February 1, 2017 allong with 192, the new restaurant and The Spa and Wellness Center.