Snowmass - Aspen
Today's Forecast
↑38° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑57% / ↓89%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly to mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy and cooler into the afternoon and evening, with some snow flurries mainly on the upper mountain, and mostly overnight.
Snowfall expected to be a dusting overnight, upper mountain.
A trace.
Winds N 4 to 12 mph through the morning, becoming NW 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑35° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑67% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening, with periods of light snow showers throughout the day and overnight.
Snowfall expected to be a trace to 1 inch at the base and in town (Aspen), and 1 to 2 inches of snowfall on the mid and upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds W 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming NW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 30 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑43° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↑35% / ↓68%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth7"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear and milder with less wind through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds Variable 4 to 12 mph through the morning shifting to NW 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑45° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↑31% / ↓50%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with similar temperatures.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds Variable 4 to 12 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 22nd
↑31° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑51% / ↓76%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning shifting to W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 1 to 9 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 23rd
↑26° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑44% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible throughout the day.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Dec @ 06:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth24 to 37"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
9in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation12510
  • Base Elevation8104
  • Vertical Drop4,406ft
  • Longest Trail5.3mi
  • Trails76 of 93
  • Lifts15 of 20
  • Acreage2203 of 3388 ( 68% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity79%
  • Dewpoint18°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 3mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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Fair
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 04:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity79%
  • Dewpoint18°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 3mph
  • Visibility12.00 miles
  • Snow Depth17"
Comments
Fair
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedDec 18 @ 04:16
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Snowmass - Aspen Discussion
Today and Wednesday we expect a couple of weakened Pacific storms to move through, 1 each day, with mainly just some clouds for Aspen, but snow, light, for areas along the divide Tuesday night through Wednesday night. 4 to 7 inches of snow are possible for places like Winter Park Tuesday night through Wednesday night (Thursday looking nice). Aspen remains snow-free for now, except for some light snow on Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday of the coming week we expect a high pressure ridge and mostly sunny/ milder weather all across western Colorado. Low pressure and some snow is expected to follow this... in the days leading up to Christmas, mostly light to moderate accumulations, then heavier snow is possible Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a stronger looking storm. We are then looking busy between then and the New Year Holiday, with some significant looking storms. Between then and the 10th and 15th of January, we may see a bit of a snow drought while the east coast gets hammered with snow for 2 weeks... THEN, snow returns on a regular basis for Aspen mid-January onward for a week+. CM
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
↑26° / ↓13°
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↑25° / ↓13°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to -7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Wednesday
↑13° / ↓8°
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↑24° / ↓11°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. 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 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 32 to 44 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Wind chill expected to be -28 to -12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑9° / ↓8°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 79 mph. Expected wind chill to be -28 to -23 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Thursday
↑32° / ↓12°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓16°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Expected wind chill to be -22 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓16°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Wind chill expected to be -8 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Friday
↑34° / ↓14°
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AM

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↑34° / ↓25°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 26 to 38 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Expected wind chill to be -5 to 1 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓14°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to -5 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Saturday
↑26° / ↓11°
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AM

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↑26° / ↓19°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 16 to 28 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be -11 to -10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑19° / ↓11°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be -14 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Sunday
↑24° / ↓10°
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AM

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↑21° / ↓13°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Expected wind chill to be -21 to -19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑14° / ↓8°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be -19 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
↑38° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑31° / ↓20°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
None expected
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds N 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑38° / ↓31°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting overnight, upper mountain.
Precipitation
A trace.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Wednesday
↑35° / ↓19°
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↑35° / ↓32°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace to 1 inch at the base and in town (Aspen), and 1 to 2 inches of snowfall on the mid and upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

PM

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↑32° / ↓19°
Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening, with periods of light snow showers throughout the day and overnight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace to 1 inch at the base and in town (Aspen), and 1 to 2 inches of snowfall on the mid and upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Thursday
↑43° / ↓10°
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↑36° / ↓10°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds Variable 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑43° / ↓27°
Skys
Clear and milder with less wind through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Friday
↑45° / ↓8°
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↑37° / ↓28°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds Variable 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑29° / ↓21°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with similar temperatures.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Saturday
↑37° / ↓20°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓21°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Sunday
↑32° / ↓18°
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↑31° / ↓22°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 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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↑28° / ↓20°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 0 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 7 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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  • Soil High Temperature25°
  • Soil Low Temperature12°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature27°
  • Soil Low Temperature11°
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