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Today's Forecast
↑34° ↓18°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow6"
  • Regional Snow Depth106"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon, then another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds S 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to SE 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be 2 to 10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑29° ↓13°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑12°
  • Humidity↑74% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Overcast throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace amount in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to NW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be -3 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑29° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑11°
  • Humidity↑70% / ↓98%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth5"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon and a dusting in the afternoon followed by another dusting later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds NW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 6 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑30° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↑71% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow7"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Cloudy throughout the day. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon followed by another 2 to 4 inches in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.19 to 0.93 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑34° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↑48% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 16 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑39° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑38% / ↓63%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds W 9 to 20 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update18 Mar @ 09:03
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total446"
  • Average Base Depth106"
  • Today's Snow Potential6"
Comments
26in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and powder

  • High Lift Elevation12,200ft
  • Base Elevation10,000ft
  • Vertical Drop2,100ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails100 of 100
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 1100 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity89%
  • Dewpoint29°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 3mph
  • Visibility11.90 miles
  • Snow Depth70"
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Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedMar 21 @ 10:08
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  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Irwin Discussion
Yesterday: "we expect high pressure ridging to the north (omega, Colorado to the south of it), and an approaching low pressure system from California. The south wind flow out ahead of this system allows for a warm, spring-like day, then isolated to scattered light snow showers move in for Aspen overnight (for southwest Colorado expect accumulation from mainly the evening and through overnight, light snow maybe 2-4" at most to start), with accumulations favoring southwest Colorado, and no snow for Summit and Grand County areas yet"

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TODAY the low pressure system from out west moves east across Colorado while slowly weakening, but packing a good punch for some "powder day" to heavy snow for Aspen-Snowmass, Crested Butte, and over a foot for the San Juan Mountains (Telluride, Wolf Creek will both see moderate+ snowfall). Snow levels will run near 8,000 to 8,500 feet in the relatively warmer southerly mid-March wind flow across the mountains, and will limit snow depths due to more dense 1:8 and 1:10 water to snow ratios. Lighter snow is expected across Grand and Summit County areas like Winter Park.

Friday (22nd) looks colder and the wind flow more southwest and west late day across the mountains, favoring Summit and Grand County areas late day through overnight, with more snow this time, powder day totals Friday and Saturday, more light to moderate snow for Aspen, but all totaled, awesome and heavy snow for all areas, favoring southwest Colorado up north through Aspen-Snowmass!

On Saturday and Sunday we expect low pressure from the west to be moving through Colorado, possibly favoring northwest slopes and northern resorts like Vail and Winter Park. Light additional snow is possible for Aspen-Snowmass.

LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:
-We do not expect any prolonged snow-less periods yet, busy right into April, maybe through April. It is looking like a busy spring for snow storms, long past many resorts closing days (April 15th or so). May and June will likely continue with unusually "heavy snow" late season storms. CM
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

Thursday
↑34° / ↓18°
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↑30° / ↓19°
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Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓18°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon followed by another 3 to 5 inches into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.13 to 0.63 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SE 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 2 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Friday
↑29° / ↓13°
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↑28° / ↓19°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 5 to 6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓13°
Skies
Overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace later into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be -3 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Saturday
↑29° / ↓14°
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↑25° / ↓14°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be -4 to 4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon, then another trace in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Sunday
↑30° / ↓16°
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AM

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↑27° / ↓17°
Skies
Overcast through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓16°
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Overcast 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 2 to 4 inches in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.58 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 23 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Monday
↑34° / ↓16°
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↑29° / ↓16°
Skies
Mostly 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 W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓19°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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Tuesday
↑39° / ↓22°
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↑35° / ↓22°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑38° / ↓25°
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Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 11,467ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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