Summit @ Snoqualmie-West
Today's Forecast
↑38° ↓30°
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  • Dewpoint↓34° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑89% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow15"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy before noon and then overcast later into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 6 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 1.19 to 5.95 inches
Winds SW 14 to 26 mph through the morning becoming W 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 24 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑33° ↓29°
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  • Dewpoint↓30° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑93% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.42 to 2.1 inches
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to S 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑37° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓33° / ↑30°
  • Humidity↑87% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth19"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds S 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming SE 10 to 21 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑36° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓31° / ↑28°
  • Humidity↑76% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth19"
Overcast throughout the day. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.34 to 1.7 inches
Winds SW 12 to 24 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 23 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑33° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓26° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↑81% / ↓95%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth19"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds E 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to E 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑35° ↓31°
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  • Dewpoint↓32° / ↑29°
  • Humidity↑88% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth20"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.28 inches
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update08 Dec @ 11:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 9"
  • Today's Snow Potential15"
Comments
None Reported

  • High Lift Elevation3,765ft
  • Base Elevation3,000ft
  • Vertical Drop765ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 83
  • Lifts0 of 26
  • Acreage0 of ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity%
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  • SustainedN 5mph
  • GustingN 20mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth9"
Comments
Mixed Prcp
Location
EASTON HILL, WA
  • Elevation2,812ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 09:15
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Location
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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Elevation: 4,030ft
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Elevation: 2,990ft
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Elevation: 3,230ft
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Elevation: 3,810ft
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Elevation: 3,200ft
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Elevation: 4,340ft
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Elevation: 3,430ft
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Elevation: 3,310ft
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Elevation: 3,900ft
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Elevation: 2,250ft
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Snow Depth: 1"
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Elevation: 5,800ft
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Elevation: 3,950ft
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Elevation: 3,500ft
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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
↑38° / ↓30°
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↑37° / ↓31°
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Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 5 to 8 inches in the early morning, then another 4 to 6 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.91 to 4.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 21 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓30°
Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 3 inches later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.29 to 1.43 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Wednesday
↑33° / ↓29°
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AM

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↑32° / ↓29°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓31°
Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.31 to 1.53 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Thursday
↑37° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓33°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 76 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Friday
↑36° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓33°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.3 to 1.48 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓26°
Skys
Overcast into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Saturday
↑33° / ↓25°
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AM

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↑32° / ↓26°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds E 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 6 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓29°
Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds E 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Sunday
↑35° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓31°
Skys
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.55 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓34°
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Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.65 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 3,297ft
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature32°
  • Soil Low Temperature31°
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  • Soil Low Temperature32°
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  • Soil Low Temperature29°
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