Hawksnest Golf & Ski Resort
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓81%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast 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 SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
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  • Dewpoint↓29° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↑56% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace later into the evening.
None expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming S 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
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  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑37°
  • Humidity↑74% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.43 to 2.15 inches
Winds SE 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SE 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 35 degrees throughout the day.
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Friday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓38° / ↑37°
  • Humidity↑82% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another dusting into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.35 to 1.73 inches
Winds S 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 36 degrees throughout the day.
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Saturday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↑83% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming clear into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds NW 17 to 29 mph through the morning becoming W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑56% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear before noon and then partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update18 Dec
  • Snow Last 24hrs"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total"
  • Average Base Depth"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments

  • High Lift Elevation4819
  • Base Elevation4150
  • Vertical Drop0ft
  • Longest Trail2,200ft
  • Trails of 14
  • Lifts of 4
  • Acreage of 42 ( )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity84%
  • Dewpoint30°
  • SustainedNW 17mph
  • GustingNW 25mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
Watauga County Hospital Heliport, NC
  • Elevation4,498ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 06:11
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Contact
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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

Tuesday
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AM

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↑39° / ↓30°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓35°
Skys
Overcast becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 37 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Wednesday
↑46° / ↓35°
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AM

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↑41° / ↓35°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓40°
Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 28 to 36 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Thursday
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AM

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↑41° / ↓38°
Skys
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 31 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.37 to 1.83 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be 28 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Friday
↑46° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑46° / ↓41°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain after daylight.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.18 to 0.88 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be 33 to 36 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑42° / ↓33°
Skys
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 in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 35 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Saturday
↑35° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓28°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear 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 W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Sunday
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AM

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↑34° / ↓30°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skys
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,701ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature39°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature38°
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  • Soil High Temperature45°
  • Soil Low Temperature41°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature40°
  • Soil Low Temperature37°
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