Beech Mountain Ski Resort
Today's Forecast
↑38° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 22 to 34 mph through the morning shifting to W 20 to 32 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑38° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑63% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth8"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of rain throughout the day.
No snow.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to S 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 38 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑48° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑81% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.64 to 3.18 inches
Winds SE 32 to 44 mph through the morning shifting to S 19 to 31 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 65 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑45° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓37° / ↑33°
  • Humidity↑93% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.21 to 1.05 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑41° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑76% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑33° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↑66% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to -6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update19 Dec @ 10:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs11"
  • Season Total11"
  • Average Base Depth20"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
11in, past 6 days. Snow surface is packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation5505
  • Base Elevation4675
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest Trail1mi
  • Trails15 of 15
  • Lifts6 of 10
  • Acreage0 of 90 ( 70% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity50%
  • Dewpoint14°
  • SustainedW 20mph
  • GustingW 39mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Watauga County Hospital Heliport, NC
  • Elevation4,498ft
  • UpdatedDec 12 @ 12:12
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Location
  • City: Banner Elk
  • State: North Carolina
  • Country: United States
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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
↑38° / ↓24°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓24°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓30°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Thursday
↑38° / ↓29°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓29°
Skys
Cloudy before noon. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓34°
Skys
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Friday
↑48° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓33°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.4 to 1.98 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑46° / ↓38°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Saturday
↑45° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑43° / ↓34°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon, then another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Sunday
↑41° / ↓30°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓33°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Monday
↑33° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -14 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓20°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,868ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature30°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature33°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil High Temperature37°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil High Temperature38°
  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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