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Today's Forecast
↑30° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↑93% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds SE 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑33° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↑82% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds S 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑34° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑17°
  • Humidity↑53% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑46% / ↓64%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Clear through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to S 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↑68% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to NW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑25° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑73% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds NW 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to NW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 11:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs2"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs1 - 2"
  • Season Total46"
  • Average Base Depth42 to 48"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
6 - 8in, past 6 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and hard pack

  • High Lift Elevation1861
  • Base Elevation1361
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest Trail1mi
  • Trails12 of 17
  • Lifts3 of 11
  • Acreage0 of 150 ( 71% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails12 ( 71% )
  • Trails with Snow Making5 ( 29% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity84%
  • Dewpoint20°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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Location
Iron Mountain / Kingsford, Ford Airport, MI
  • Elevation1,345ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 11:15
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  • City: Iron River
  • State: Michigan
  • Country: United States
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Upper Midwest

Forecast discussion for the Upper Midwest

Updated --  April 24th 12:43pm Highlights-  Last post of the season... ****************************************************

Short Range- 0-6 days- (Following is written solely for N.MN and the UP of MI as they are likely the only areas left in the region that still have ski resorts open)

Pattern change from recent warmth to much cooler conditions has already taken place or it soon to do so. Mid week snows for the Arrowhead of MN- accumulations likely in the 2-5" range. Snow will melt, but not as fast as it should this time of year with temps  below freezing at night and upper 30's  until late in the  weekend.

********************************************************** Long Range 7-21+ (updated 12:48pm  April 24th) Temps should return to near normal temps for the first week of May. Remains of the previous colder pattern may linger enough to produce some very light snows sometime around Friday,  May 5th.  Should have more May like temps for the 2nd full week of May. Thanks for reading. Next update --when conditions are warranted.   JB
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

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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Skys
Overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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Thursday
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AM

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Skys
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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Friday
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AM

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Skys
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓28°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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Saturday
↑37° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓27°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 21 to 30 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓28°
Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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Sunday
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AM

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↑29° / ↓27°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓25°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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Monday
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Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓20°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,824ft
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature24°
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  • Soil Low Temperature26°
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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