Powderhorn Resort
Today's Forecast
↑35° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑16°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth84"
Cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow after daylight and then rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.16 to 0.78 inches
Winds SE 10 to 21 mph through the morning becoming S 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Wind chill expected to be 12 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑30° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↑84% / ↓90%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Overcast through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a trace in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.24 to 1.2 inches
Winds SW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑32° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑21°
  • Humidity↑83% / ↓86%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming S 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑34° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓21° / ↑22°
  • Humidity↑63% / ↓89%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow after daylight and then snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon followed by another trace later into the evening.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 8 to 19 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑37° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↑49% / ↓74%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to W 8 to 17 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 26th
↑44° ↓32°
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  • Dewpoint↓19° / ↑20°
  • Humidity↑41% / ↓52%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning becoming SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 23 to 34 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update21 Mar @ 06:03
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total289"
  • Average Base Depth84"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
Comments
9in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder and machine groomed

  • High Lift Elevation9850
  • Base Elevation8200
  • Vertical Drop1,650ft
  • Longest Trail1.5 miles
  • Trails42 of 42
  • Lifts4 of 5
  • Acreage0 of 600 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails15 ( 36% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity91%
  • Dewpoint17°
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 12mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth103"
Comments
Unreported
Location
GRAND MESA - SKYWAY POINT, CO
  • Elevation9,298ft
  • UpdatedMar 21 @ 10:08
Base snow depth
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Mountain Cam
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Contact
Location
  • City: Mesa
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,000ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 82"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,960ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 103"
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Elevation: 9,840ft
Temperature:
Snow Depth: 57"
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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
↑35° / ↓27°
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↑33° / ↓28°
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Cloudy through the morning. Chance of rain and snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.38 inches
Winds
Morning winds SE 10 to 21 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Skies
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon followed by another dusting into the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be 12 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Friday
↑30° / ↓24°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Skies
Overcast before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 10 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another trace amount in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.5 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be 10 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Saturday
↑32° / ↓22°
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AM

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↑27° / ↓22°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly 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 S 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Sunday
↑34° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑29° / ↓26°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑33° / ↓27°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon and then rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon, then another dusting in the evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Monday
↑37° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑30° / ↓26°
Skies
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑37° / ↓29°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Tuesday
↑44° / ↓32°
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AM

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↑39° / ↓32°
Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓39°
Skies
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 31 to 34 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,856ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature42°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature41°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature43°
  • Soil Low Temperature35°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature44°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature50°
  • Soil Low Temperature36°
Base Wet Bulb Temperatures (F)
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