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Today's Forecast
↑27° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↑57% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.21 to 1.03 inches
Winds SW 42 to 54 mph through the morning shifting to W 33 to 45 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 58 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 1 degrees throughout the day.
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Wednesday the 19th
↑22° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↑45% / ↓71%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds W 39 to 51 mph through the morning shifting to W 26 to 38 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be -22 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑29° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑61% / ↓90%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds SW 46 to 58 mph through the morning becoming SW 43 to 55 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 84 mph. Wind chill expected to be -24 to 0 degrees throughout the day.
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Friday the 21st
↑15° ↓4°
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  • Dewpoint↓8° / ↑-10°
  • Humidity↑47% / ↓84%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds W 29 to 41 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 50 mph. Wind chill expected to be -40 to -27 degrees throughout the day.
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Saturday the 22nd
↑14° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓-6° / ↑-10°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓52%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 19 to 31 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -23 to -14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 23rd
↑15° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↑54% / ↓87%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SW 19 to 31 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -16 to -9 degrees throughout the day.
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  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential8"
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GOAT HAUNT MOUNTAIN NEAR BABB 21WNW, MT
  • Elevation5,906ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 04:16
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  • City: Whitefish
  • State: Montana
  • Country: United States
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Dec 16, 2018 - Inland NW Weather Discussion
A milder and stronger storm with close to 1" of precipitable water and 1/2 to 1 foot of snow for 49N, Mt Spokane, and Schweitzer today and tonight, is moving into the Northwest US. Roughly 1/2 foot of snow is expected to Lookout Pass, then more snow there into tomorrow/ Monday. Snow levels are expected to be near 4,000 feet (resort base elevations) under a southwest wind flow across the mountains, and a moisture tap from the subtropics.

Monday looks like we should see some sunshine as we are mostly between storms, but snow lingers for Lookout Pass. Monday night, we are seeing snow again. This storm moves in more from the west, with a strong pressure gradient and very strong winds expected on Tuesday and Tuesday night, under strong jet stream dynamics, when 1 to 2 feet of snow are expected across the regions resorts. Snow levels will be a close call, up above resort bases at times near 5,000+ feet, so some rain is expected at times at base elevations. If the jet stream ends up a bit more south, snow levels will be lower.

Wednesday we see clouds clearing and cool temperatures from 49N to Schweitzer, and lingering snow for Lookout Pass, with fresh new snow to ski and board on Wednesday under now building high pressure ridging aloft and exiting low pressure/ moisture/ dynamics, and decreasing winds... By Thursday we are squarely under high pressure ridging aloft, with milder temperatures and less wind expected, though a quick shot of snow moves through Thursday afternoon through overnight.

LONGER RANGE: Friday and through the weekend (21st - 23rd) we expect a couple of low pressure systems to move through with potential snowfall, looking light to moderate at this point, but MORE snow nonetheless. Right now probably 2-5" of snow from each storm is the best bet, but of course we will monitor and update. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day a stronger and possibly juicier storm moves through the area with a better shot of heavier snow just in time for these days off. A couple of days later around the 27th-29th, another couple of storms may move through with a last blast of snow before a potential 2 week down time under high pressure ridging and dry/ milder conditions. By the 10th-15th of January we should be back into a regular storm cycle... CM
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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↑27° / ↓21°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 42 to 54 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓19°
Skys
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 33 to 45 mph with gusts up to 47 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Wednesday
↑22° / ↓14°
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↑18° / ↓15°
Skys
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 39 to 51 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Wind chill expected to be -22 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓15°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Wind chill expected to be -22 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Thursday
↑29° / ↓19°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓23°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 46 to 58 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Wind chill expected to be -9 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓20°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 43 to 55 mph with gusts up to 84 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to 0 degrees into the evening.
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Friday
↑15° / ↓4°
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↑13° / ↓9°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 29 to 41 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -36 to -27 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓4°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -40 to -31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Saturday
↑14° / ↓8°
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AM

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↑11° / ↓9°
Skys
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -23 to -16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓10°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -16 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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Sunday
↑15° / ↓11°
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↑13° / ↓12°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑15° / ↓14°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -9 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,438ft
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