Mt Baker Ski Area
Today's Forecast
↑36° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑32°
  • Humidity↑98% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow19"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon, then another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.68 to 3.4 inches
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to W 22 to 34 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 36 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑37° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑84% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth23"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to S 26 to 38 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑39° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑14°
  • Humidity↑87% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow20"
  • Regional Snow Depth27"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 11 inches in the early morning, then another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 1.47 to 7.35 inches
Winds SW 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 32 mph. Wind chill expected to be -2 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑15° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↑76% / ↓86%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth28"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds SW 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to SE 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 22nd
↑30° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑13°
  • Humidity↑47% / ↓72%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth28"
Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds SE 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to SE 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 23rd
↑31° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑15°
  • Humidity↑80% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow19"
  • Regional Snow Depth39"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 8 to 12 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.7 to 3.48 inches
Winds SW 10 to 21 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 26 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Dec @ 05:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs3"
  • Season Total3"
  • Average Base Depth61 to 884"
  • Today's Snow Potential19"
Comments
89 - 93in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation5,050ft
  • Base Elevation3,550ft
  • Vertical Drop1,500ft
  • Longest Trail1.75
  • Trails17 of 38
  • Lifts6 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 1000 ( 45% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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MARTEN RIDGE, WA
  • Elevation10,072ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 03:15
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  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth28"
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MARTEN RIDGE, WA
  • Elevation4,603ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 03:15
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  • State: Washington
  • 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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
↑29° / ↓10°
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↑29° / ↓15°
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Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 7 to 10 inches in the early morning followed by another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.43 to 2.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 28 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to -6 degrees through the morning.

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↑25° / ↓10°
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Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 5 to 8 inches in the afternoon, then another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Wednesday
↑32° / ↓11°
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↑24° / ↓11°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Wind chill expected to be -27 to -15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓13°
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Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 40 to 52 mph with gusts up to 62 mph. Expected wind chill to be -15 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓4°
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↑32° / ↓15°
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Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 15 to 19 inches in the early morning followed by another 9 to 13 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 1.04 to 5.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 21 to 33 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to -7 degrees through the morning.

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↑21° / ↓4°
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Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 54 mph. Wind chill expected to be -35 to -19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Friday
↑9° / ↓3°
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↑17° / ↓6°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be -41 to -33 degrees through the morning.

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↑9° / ↓5°
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Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -33 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Saturday
↑23° / ↓9°
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↑22° / ↓11°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming overcast before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -18 to -11 degrees through the morning.

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↑20° / ↓11°
Skys
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 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SE 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be -16 to -14 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Sunday
↑27° / ↓13°
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↑27° / ↓14°
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 10 to 14 inches in the early morning followed by another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.45 to 2.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -12 to -7 degrees through the morning.

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↑16° / ↓12°
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Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 6 to 9 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,400ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑38° / ↓22°
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↑38° / ↓26°
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.43 to 2.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓22°
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Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Wednesday
↑37° / ↓23°
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↑35° / ↓23°
Skys
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 4 to 6 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓24°
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Cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SE 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 64 mph. Wind chill expected to be 17 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Thursday
↑40° / ↓17°
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↑40° / ↓27°
Skys
Overcast through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 7 to 11 inches in the early morning followed by another 5 to 8 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 1.04 to 5.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓17°
Skys
Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 4 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Friday
↑17° / ↓16°
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↑29° / ↓18°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓16°
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Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Saturday
↑32° / ↓16°
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↑31° / ↓18°
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Partly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓19°
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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 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SE 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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Sunday
↑32° / ↓21°
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AM

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↑32° / ↓21°
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Cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 8 to 12 inches in the early morning followed by another 4 to 7 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.45 to 2.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 14 degrees through the morning.

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↑28° / ↓27°
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Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,183ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature33°
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  • Soil High Temperature33°
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  • Soil High Temperature32°
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