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  • Humidity↑62% / ↓88%
  • Regional New Snow2"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Overcast through the morning with continued but lighter snow showers, then mostly cloudy with light and isolated to scattered snow showers through the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be VERY cold, but winds decreased, yet wind chills will be quite low.
Snowfall is expected to be 1 to 2 inches at the base, and 2 to 4 inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds W 5 to 15 mph through the morning becoming SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -19 degrees throughout the day.
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Wednesday the 21st
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  • Humidity↑51% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening. Mostly isolated snow showers are expected in the morning.
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds Variable at 4 to 12 mph through the morning becoming SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓9° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑55% / ↓84%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth25"
Partly cloudy through the morning and COLD, then mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds SW 5 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑71% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth30"
Cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with scattered snow showers mainly in the morning, then decreasing
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 4 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace amount in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning becoming SW 12 to 23 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -18 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓3° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↑49% / ↓84%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds W 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to SW 13 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 52 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑53% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.33 inches
Winds SW 29 to 41 mph through the morning becoming SW 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 51 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -26 to -12 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 05:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs10"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs13"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth49 to 76"
  • Today's Snow Potential2"
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47in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder

  • High Lift Elevation12,510ft
  • Base Elevation8,104ft
  • Vertical Drop4,406ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails70 of 93
  • Lifts16 of 20
  • Acreage2163 of 3388 ( 75% )
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  • Groomed Night Ski Trails4 ( 4% )
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  • Humidity76%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 2mph
  • Visibility1.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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Location
5 Miles SSW Aspen CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 06:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity84%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedW 0mph
  • GustingW 3mph
  • Visibility1.00 miles
  • Snow Depth41"
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Location
7 Miles S Aspen CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 06:18
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Elevation: 9,200ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 41"
Snow Last 24hrs: 64.53"
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Elevation: 10,700ft
Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 73"
Snow Last 24hrs: 28.01"
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Elevation: 10,640ft
Temperature: 22°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.88"
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Elevation: 10,110ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 15.03"
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Elevation: 9,500ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 23.74"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.33"
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Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 29°
Snow Depth: 23"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.25"
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Elevation: 10,160ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 2.08"
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Elevation: 9,600ft
Temperature: 27°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.35"
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Elevation: 10,400ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.57"
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Elevation: 10,600ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 13.65"
Snowmass - Aspen Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Today low pressure stalls out some, with lighter snow and VERY cold air (but not much wind, so not as cold as we could see). The winds drop off a lot on Tuesday after the cold front moves in, so, cold Tuesday with clouds and lingering light snow showers, light to maybe moderate (in some spots) accumulations.

On Wednesday we see low pressure troughing remain, a bit unsettled, but so little moisture in the modified arctic air mass that we do not expect any snow. If there is snow it will be in the form of non-accumulating flurries. We see no forcing mechanism for snow outside of some minor upper level dynamics. We expect mostly sun on the mountain, but layer up, it will be cold.

On Thursday and through Friday expect another storm system to move through with snow, this time lighter it seems with a potentially more over-land path into the western US and southwest Canada, smaller-scale, and less dynamics or cold air (strength).

Saturday into Sunday (may end up with a fresh snow + sun Sunday in Aspen, 25th) we expect more snow from a couple of low pressure systems, likely to be smaller-scale, decent storms but we will be watching. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (this happens after Sunday mainly, after the 25th and through early March), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado, but Tahoe and Utah may be favored this time around (last few days of Feb _ early March). CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
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Overcast through the morning with continued but lighter snow showers. Temperatures will be VERY cold, but winds decreased, yet wind chills will be quite low.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 2 to 4 inches.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -40 to -34 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy with light and isolated to scattered snow showers through the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be VERY cold, but winds decreased, yet wind chills will be quite low.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be a trace To 1 inch.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 15 to 27 mph with gusts up to 34 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -40 to -32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning. Mostly isolated snow showers are expected.
Snow
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -42 to -33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -33 to -29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Thursday
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Skys
Partly cloudy before noon, and COLD.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -23 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 20 to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Friday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning, then another 2 to 3 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 20 to 32 mph with gusts up to 115 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Saturday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top NW 19 to 31 mph with gusts up to 72 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -38 to -20 degrees through the morning.

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Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 13 to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -31 to -26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Sunday
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Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 33 to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -26 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -40 to -26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
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Overcast through the morning with continued but lighter snow showers. Temperatures will be VERY cold, but winds decreased, yet wind chills will be quite low.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 1 to 2 inches at the base, and 2 to 4 inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -28 to -20 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy with light and isolated to scattered snow showers through the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be VERY cold, but winds decreased, yet wind chills will be quite low.
Snow
A trace to 1 inch of accumulation.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear through the morning. Mostly isolated snow showers are expected.
Snow
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds Variable at 4 to 12 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -29 to -15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -11 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Thursday
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Skys
Partly cloudy before noon, and COLD.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the afternoon through overnight with scattered snow showers expected.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 4 inches in the afternoon through overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 10 to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to -1 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Friday
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Skys
Overcast before noon with scattered snow showers.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 11 to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to -10 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening with scattered snow showers decreasing.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 12 to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -18 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Saturday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 2 degrees through the morning.

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Partly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 13 to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Sunday
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Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 21 to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 4 degrees through the morning.

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Mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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