Willamette Pass
Today's Forecast
↑22° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↑89% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth95"
Overcast before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds NW 17 to 29 mph through the morning shifting to NE 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to 0 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 21st
↑19° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑63% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth13"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds NE 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -14 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑23° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑1°
  • Humidity↑51% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 14 to 26 mph through the morning shifting to W 37 to 49 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 61 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 5 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↑93% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth11"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds W 31 to 43 mph through the morning becoming W 36 to 48 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑20° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑95% / ↓99%
  • Regional New Snow11"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.33 to 1.65 inches
Winds W 20 to 32 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -2 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑20° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑76% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds variable at 0 to 8 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be -11 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 07:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs8"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs8"
  • Season Total159"
  • Average Base Depth95"
  • Today's Snow Potential6"
Comments
30in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and machine groomed

  • High Lift Elevation6,683ft
  • Base Elevation5,120ft
  • Vertical Drop1,563ft
  • Longest Trail2.10 miles
  • Trails29 of 29
  • Lifts3 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 555 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity94%
  • Dewpoint20°
  • SustainedNW 3mph
  • GustingNW 10mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth62"
Comments
Unreported
Location
Willamette Pass (Ore 58 MP 62.3), OR
  • Elevation5,538ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 07:15
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  • City: Lowell
  • State: Oregon
  • Country: United States
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Mt Bachelor
LONG RANGE FORECAST - JAN 05, 2019
It has been a while since we updated this outlook. When paying full attention to any area we forecast for, which I have been watching weather patterns for (the western US also) since the 1970's, I put my forecasts of weather events/ timing/ snow totals up against any, especially in the long range. We gained quite a reputation for our Tahoe and Utah forecasts over a span of almost 15 years, gaining the attention of TV stations who used the forecasts with no mention of source, a movie financier who wanted me to be a part of a "think tank" group of professionals, radio stations, etc. Even major growers/ ag interests were using these free forecasts (for the longer range accuracy of weather event timing and significance), as an accurate long range forecaster is the equivalent of a "fortune teller", as told to me by the movie financier. There are competitors who charge for their info, and we do not, even though our information is a paid service in other formats we continue to deliver to agriculture customers to this day (Circa 1995). As I stated, I put my forecasts up against anyone else's in the area.

We gave out over $50,000 in SWAG (lodging, tickets, passes, gear, even Nativa Naturals food) from 2009-2011, stuff we couldn't even afford to buy ourselves, to many people from SFO and SAC, TVL area. If you check my bio you will see my story, there is a LOT more to it than what I am typing here.

I have received many emails due to the missing updates. The answer is, we have not had any support from advertisers, resorts, anyone in this region since around 2013. I continued on with the forecasting hoping for some support in the form of advertising or sponsorship, but it didn't happen, and I do not know anyone else who works for free.

That said, I would like to get these forecast outlooks going again-->

I never charged the site user for this service. The skier/ snowboarder has enough to pay for with fuel, lift tickets and passes, gear, life, etc., and I feel it is a service that should be provided by the host, the resort, to its visitors, even if in the form of advertising on the site. I have the same awesome, nice traffic as the rest of the snow sports niche sites, but am not going to run Google ads so they can charge $20/ cpm and give us less than a dollar cpm.

That said... I watch Colorado as that is where the business is for me. Recently, Bogus Basin joined the client list and now we work up a complete custom forecast for them as well, with a long range outlook. I will be drawing from that already completed work to deliver you a broad-brush longer range outlook for the western US, for now. I hope it is useful for you:

LONGER RANGE: The 9th-10th of January another low pressure system moves in with good potential snowfall, significant snow for the west coast mainly, less as we move inland, southern areas favored like southwest US areas,The 11-12th (roughly) and then the 13th-20th of January, we expect unsettled conditions to continue dominating the western US (had this forecast for over a month, early Dec forecast for this mid-late Jan time frame), and we expect a prominent moisture tap from the tropics, as El Nino starts to show itself more... So basically, between the 9th and 20th, we expect many more storms to move through with snow for most western US resort areas, down south to including Southern California and even favoring the southwest US as a more southerly track seems more likely... This unsettled period should last into around the 18th-20th of January, then in the last part of Jan and early February (through the 8th of Feb maybe), we start off with a snow down time under more dominant high pressure ridging. More to come. CM

Expanded Outlook

Wednesday
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Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -7 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Thursday
↑19° / ↓12°
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↑17° / ↓12°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon. 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 NE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -14 to -1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓16°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and 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 variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Friday
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↑22° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑23° / ↓21°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 37 to 49 mph with gusts up to 61 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Saturday
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↑22° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 31 to 43 mph with gusts up to 46 mph. Expected wind chill to be -9 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓17°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 52 mph. Expected wind chill to be -10 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Sunday
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↑20° / ↓18°
Skies
Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.22 to 1.1 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -10 to -3 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓16°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to -2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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Monday
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↑19° / ↓13°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -11 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,386ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature25°
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