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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↑89% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow21"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Overcast before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be 6 to 9 inches in the early morning followed by another 6 to 9 inches before noon and 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.9 to 4.5 inches
Winds SW 6 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑25°
  • Humidity↑82% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow9"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 6 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.56 to 2.78 inches
Winds S 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑36° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑27°
  • Humidity↑69% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth21"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 4 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds S 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SE 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 28 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑35° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑24°
  • Humidity↑68% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.4 to 1.98 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑29° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↑68% / ↓92%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds SE 5 to 14 mph through the morning shifting to SE 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑32° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓27° / ↑26°
  • Humidity↑86% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth29"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Winds S 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SE 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update29 Nov @ 07:11
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 10"
  • Today's Snow Potential21"
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  • High Lift Elevation4,142ft
  • Base Elevation3,000ft
  • Vertical Drop1,142ft
  • Longest Trail4.66 miles
  • Trails0 of 16
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
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  • SustainedN 5mph
  • GustingN 20mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth28"
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  • Elevation2,812ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 09:15
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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

Tuesday
↑35° / ↓27°
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↑33° / ↓27°
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Overcast before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 6 to 9 inches in the early morning followed by another 6 to 9 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.54 to 2.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓28°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 7 inches in the afternoon, then another 1 to 2 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.37 to 1.83 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Wednesday
↑31° / ↓26°
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↑30° / ↓26°
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Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.85 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon, then another 3 to 6 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.39 to 1.93 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Thursday
↑36° / ↓29°
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↑34° / ↓29°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 4 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.75 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓31°
Skys
Overcast into the 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 SE 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 20 to 28 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Friday
↑35° / ↓22°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓27°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.32 to 1.6 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓22°
Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Saturday
↑29° / ↓22°
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↑28° / ↓22°
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Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 7 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓23°
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Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 6 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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Sunday
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↑31° / ↓25°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.8 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 4,435ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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