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Today's Forecast
↑18° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑87% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds S 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to SE 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑19° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑55% / ↓89%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SE 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to S 18 to 30 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑39° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑92% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds S 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to S 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑43° ↓36°
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  • Dewpoint↓35° / ↑35°
  • Humidity↑90% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning and 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds E 12 to 23 mph through the morning shifting to N 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑41° ↓33°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑31°
  • Humidity↑75% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain in the afternoon, rain in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.5 to 2.5 inches
Winds N 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 37 degrees throughout the day.
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Monday the 17th
↑36° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑83% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to NW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update09 Dec @ 10:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth6 to 12"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation1,850ft
  • Base Elevation1,350ft
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest Trail4,000ft
  • Trails0 of 22
  • Lifts0 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 130 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity96%
  • Dewpoint24°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility4.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Light Snow Fog/Mist
Location
Griffiss Air Force Base / Rome, NY
  • Elevation774ft
  • UpdatedDec 12 @ 12:13
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  • City: Turin
  • State: New York
  • 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

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
↑18° / ↓15°
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AM

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↑23° / ↓18°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓15°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Thursday
↑19° / ↓16°
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AM

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↑18° / ↓16°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SE 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Friday
↑39° / ↓25°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓25°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds S 18 to 30 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓35°
Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds S 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 22 degrees into the evening.
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Saturday
↑43° / ↓36°
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AM

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↑39° / ↓36°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds E 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 23 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑40° / ↓38°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds N 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 29 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Sunday
↑41° / ↓33°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓34°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.5 to 2.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds N 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 27 to 37 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓35°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of rain through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 27 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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Monday
↑36° / ↓29°
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AM

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↑33° / ↓32°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.43 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 26 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓29°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 1,369ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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