Mission Ridge Ski Area
Today's Forecast
↑27° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↑74% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy before noon and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon, then another trace amount later into the evening.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds W 25 to 37 mph through the morning becoming SW 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 4 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑35° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑49% / ↓92%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds SW 24 to 36 mph through the morning becoming S 21 to 33 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 18 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑31° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↑60% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SW 15 to 27 mph through the morning shifting to W 15 to 27 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be -5 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑26° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↑74% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming SE 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -2 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑29° ↓23°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↑94% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds S 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑31° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↑78% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update11 Dec @ 08:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs1"
  • Season Total2"
  • Average Base Depth7 to 14"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
5in, past 72 hours. Snow surface is machine groomed and variable conditions

  • High Lift Elevation6820
  • Base Elevation4570
  • Vertical Drop2,250ft
  • Longest Trail6110
  • Trails0 of 56
  • Lifts0 of 6
  • Acreage0 of 2000 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
26°
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Conditions
  • Humidity98%
  • Dewpoint26°
  • SustainedW 1mph
  • GustingW 10mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth10"
Comments
Unreported
Location
BLEWETT PASS, WA
  • Elevation6,257ft
  • UpdatedDec 12 @ 08:15
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Location
  • City: Wenatchee
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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Elevation: 4,330ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 10"
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Elevation: 5,390ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 22"
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Elevation: 5,480ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 14"
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Elevation: 4,240ft
Temperature: 30°
Snow Depth: 25"
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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
↑27° / ↓23°
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AM

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↑26° / ↓23°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be -4 to 2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓24°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Thursday
↑35° / ↓27°
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↑35° / ↓30°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 38 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑34° / ↓32°
Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Friday
↑31° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓27°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓20°
Skys
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Saturday
↑26° / ↓21°
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AM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Skys
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SE 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓23°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be 0 to 5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Sunday
↑29° / ↓23°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓26°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓27°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Monday
↑31° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓28°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 5,584ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature28°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature28°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature28°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature26°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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