Taos Ski Valley ↑38° ↓21° Forecast:   0" Base:   29"
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Elevation: 11,057ft
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 27"
Snow Past 24 hrs: "
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Elevation: 9,850ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 13"
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Elevation: 9,350ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 9"
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Elevation: 10,180ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 16"
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Elevation: 10,100ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 15"
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Elevation: 9,800ft
Temperature: 31°
Snow Depth: 18"
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Today's Forecast
↑38° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓16% / ↑55%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear throughout the day.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to W 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑37° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓17% / ↑61%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑31° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓32% / ↑67%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑36° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↓31% / ↑55%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear throughout the day.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds S 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming NW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 21 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑40° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓20% / ↑32%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds NW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑0° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓0° / ↑0°
  • Humidity
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
No forecasts available.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
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.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update16 Dec @ 01:12
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total58"
  • Average Base Depth29 to 33"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
5in, past 4 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation12,450ft
  • Base Elevation9,207ft
  • Vertical Drop3,293ft
  • Longest Trail5.25 miles
  • Trails50 of 110
  • Lifts11 of 15
  • Acreage0 of 1294 ( 45% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails29 ( 26% )
  • Trails with Snow Making12 ( 11% )
Current Weather Icon
 
Conditions
  • Humidity86%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth27"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Angel Fire Airport, NM
  • Elevation11,998ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 05:12
20°
Current Weather Icon
 
Conditions
  • Humidity71%
  • Dewpoint12°
  • Sustained 6mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth16"
Comments
Fair
Location
Taos, Taos Regional Airport, NM
  • Elevation9,596ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 05:12
Top
Base
KACHINA PEAK (ELEV 12,481)
KACHINA PEAK (ELEV 12,481)
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Location
  • City: Taos Ski Valley
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Mountain Summit Forecast

Sunday
↑37° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then W 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓21°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓21°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then SE 8 to 17 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓26°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
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Tuesday
↑30° / ↓16°
iconWinds: S 13 to 25 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓16°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
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Wednesday
↑34° / ↓19°
iconWinds: S 19 to 31 mph, then NW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑29° / ↓22°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓20°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
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Thursday
↑39° / ↓28°
iconWinds: NW 16 to 28 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓35°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑0° / ↓0°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,402ft
temperature graph

Mountain Base Forecast

Sunday
↑41° / ↓23°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓24°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 20 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓25°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 22 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑37° / ↓24°
iconWinds: SW 4 to 13 mph, then SW 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑36° / ↓21°
iconWinds: S 5 to 14 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑34° / ↓26°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓22°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Wednesday
↑38° / ↓22°
iconWinds: W 8 to 19 mph, then NW 6 to 15 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓26°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓26°
Sky
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑42° / ↓30°
iconWinds: NW 8 to 17 mph, then W 11 to 22 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑39° / ↓30°
Sky
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑43° / ↓40°
Sky
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 30 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑0° / ↓0°
iconWinds: variable 0 to 8 mph, then variable 0 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.

PM

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↑0° / ↓0°
Sky
No forecasts available.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,122ft
temperature graph

Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature25°
Summit Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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