Rainbow Ski Area ↑48° ↓38° Forecast:   0" Base:   0"
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Today's Forecast
↑48° ↓38°
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  • Dewpoint↓43° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↓80% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected today.
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds NW 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 41 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 38 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑39° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↓68% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑39° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↓55% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 27th
↑42° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↓67% / ↑89%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds throughout the day.
No snow today.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 28th
↑42° ↓35°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↓75% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 31 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 29th
↑44° ↓36°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↓58% / ↑78%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update30 May @ 03:05
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total12"
  • Average Base Depth( Estimate ) 0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation5,433ft
  • Base Elevation4,718ft
  • Vertical Drop715ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 0
  • Lifts0 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 300 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
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Location
  • Country: New Zealand
World Extended Outlook - S. Hemisphere updated!
Updated for Friday June 01, 2018

--Southern Hemi forecast discussions are now up and running! Scroll down for all areas (S. America and NZ/ AUS)...
Email us at chris@snowforecast.com with any requests!

NEW ZEALAND -
--> (Instagram) "Expect mostly fair and warmer weather to day for north and South Island. A closed low pressure system is moving in mainly across the North Island Saturday night through Sunday morning, some clearing, then again showers on Monday. ALL of these look like high elevation snow showers and base rain or rain/ snow mix for North Island resorts. Snow levels are expected to range from 2,000 to 2,500 meters (roughly 6,500 to 8,500 feet) during the storm there on the North Island. For the South Island resorts, we expect mostly fair to partly sunny weather Friday and Saturday under a high pressure ridge, and partly sunny Sunday and Monday as the ridge weakens. Tuesday through Thursday, we expect a progressive storm from the south to hit the South Island Resorts with 25 to 50cm there, and 10 to 25cm for North Island resorts as the system weakens on its way north. June is looking busy with storms, so early season is also looking good across NZ! See the latest at snowforecast.com including our long range outlook..."

NEW ZEALAND LONGER RANGE FORECAST - It looks like the first 1/2 of June we see a busy pattern with more days of snow and cold than sunny days, piling up the snow for great early season conditions! The pattern looks busy due to numerous upper-level waves, more prominent after the 8th of June. CM

CHILE/ ARGENTINA - Perspectiva General (Overview) - Wednesday and Thursday look ....
Friday through Sunday - ...

LONGER RANGE FORECAST (South America) - Mid-May and through the rest of the month, we are expecting the more dominant pattern to be unsettled, with colder storms affecting the region as the jet stream moves further north. Ski areas to the south of Santiago will see more frequent snowfall through this period. Either way winter is here and more frequent snowstorms are on the way! CM

 

Expanded Outlook

Sunday
↑48° / ↓38°
iconWinds: NW 5 to 14 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑46° / ↓40°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be 31 to 37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑48° / ↓38°
Sky
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 32 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 38 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
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Monday
↑39° / ↓33°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 19 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓33°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
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Tuesday
↑39° / ↓31°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓34°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 24 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
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Wednesday
↑42° / ↓31°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then SW 4 to 13 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓35°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 25 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
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Thursday
↑42° / ↓35°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑41° / ↓35°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓37°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑44° / ↓36°
iconWinds: variable to mph, then variable to mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑42° / ↓36°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 25 to 36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓37°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 29 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 2,175ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature38°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature38°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature36°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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