Snowmass - Aspen
Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑64% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the day, with cold temperatures and isolated snow showers. Clouds increase in the evening and overnight with scattered, lightly accumulating snow showers.
1 to 2 inches of snow mainly overnight.
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.1 inches
Winds S 4 to 12 mph through the morning becoming W 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with guststo 20 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑52% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth22"
Cloudy with some sun breaks through the day, not as cold, with increasing winds and snow showers through the day and into the evening, overnight.
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches at the base, and 3 to 5 inches on the upper mountain.
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.35 inches
Winds S 5 to 15 mph through the morning shifting to SW at 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts to 35 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 22nd
↑32° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↑66% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth24"
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall is expected to be 3 to 5 inches.
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.35 inches
Winds S 5 to 15 mph through the morning and continued S at 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 23rd
↑28° ↓5°
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  • Dewpoint↓1° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↑52% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth24"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds NW 6 to 15 mph through the morning becoming variable at 0 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 19 mph.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 24th
↑11° ↓8°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-1°
  • Humidity↑42% / ↓81%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -20 to 0 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 25th
↑12° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑56% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the early morning and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning becoming W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Wind chill expected to be -15 to -8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 05:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs4"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs5"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth52 to 73"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
21in, past 6 days. Snow surface is powder

  • High Lift Elevation12510
  • Base Elevation8104
  • Vertical Drop4,406ft
  • Longest Trail5.3mi
  • Trails93 of 93
  • Lifts20 of 20
  • Acreage3237 of 3388 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNA
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Conditions
  • Humidity74%
  • Dewpoint-2°
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 7mph
  • Visibility11.90 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
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A Few Clouds
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation11,598ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 08:08
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Conditions
  • Humidity74%
  • Dewpoint-2°
  • SustainedS 0mph
  • GustingS 7mph
  • Visibility11.90 miles
  • Snow Depth53"
Comments
A Few Clouds
Location
082E038 ASPEN-CEMETERY LANE, CO
  • Elevation7,897ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 08:18
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  • State: Colorado
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Snowmass - Aspen Discussion
YESTERDAY: "The system moving through from the northwest continues to deliver snow through the morning and afternoon, lighter for Aspen but heavier for Vail and east/ north, though moisture at the point winds turn west/ northwest and favorable, decreases, which is usually the case (source regions for the air out of the west/ northwest are usually limited on moisture, as compared to from out of the warmer and higher dew point temperature (usually) west/ southwest)."

TODAY will be an in between day, with approaching low pressure, and more sunshine, but some isolated snow showers. Clouds increase overnight with light snow showers.

Thursday and Friday we have another low pressure system affecting the area, with light to moderate snow totals possible for Aspen, and heavy for southwest Colorado, which will be favored again, as most storm energy moves along southern Colorado and AZ/ NM.

The coming weekend we see another storm system moving through, with more snow, likely significant, and starting later Saturday (Saturday could be mostly sunny for most of the day, but for now we are bringing the snow in earlier). CM

LONGER RANGE: Early March will be mostly spent under high pressure ridging and mostly sunny skies, no snow for the most part except for a few dustings of a trace to a few inches here and there as low pressure dives into the Great lakes and eastern US, brushing Colorado. Around the 10th-15th of March (For Colorado), we move back into an unsettled pattern with regular snowfalls again. 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

Mountain Summit Forecast

Wednesday
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Skies
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. Wind chill expected to be -46 to -34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑5° / ↓-2°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be -34 to -27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Thursday
↑8° / ↓5°
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↑7° / ↓6°
Skies
Mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 29 mph. Expected wind chill to be -27 to -20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑8° / ↓9°
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Mostly cloudy becoming overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top S 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 31 mph. Expected wind chill to be -24 to -18 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Friday
↑7° / ↓4°
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↑18° / ↓7°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -21 to -16 degrees through the morning.

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↑6° / ↓5°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be -26 to -16 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Saturday
↑4° / ↓2°
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↑12° / ↓3°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be -37 to -28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑4° / ↓6°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 24 to 36 mph with gusts up to 73 mph. Wind chill expected to be -35 to -30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Sunday
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↑16° / ↓6°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 61 mph. Wind chill expected to be -34 to -23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑6° / ↓9°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be -23 to -19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Monday
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↑17° / ↓8°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 22 to 34 mph with gusts up to 43 mph. Expected wind chill to be -29 to -24 degrees through the morning.

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↑7° / ↓9°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be -26 to -24 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 12,510ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Wednesday
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↑16° / ↓-2°
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Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the day, with cold temperatures and isolated snow showers.
Snow
A trace.
Precipitation
A trace.
Winds
Morning winds S 4 to 12 mph.

PM

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↑25° / ↓16°
Skies
Partly cloudy with cold temperatures and isolated snow showers. Clouds increase in the evening and overnight with scattered, lightly accumulating snow showers.
Snow
1 to 2 inches of snow mainly overnight.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Thursday
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↑29° / ↓10°
Skies
Cloudy with some sun breaks through the day, with increasing winds and snow showers.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches at the base, and 3 to 5 inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

PM

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↑32° / ↓24°
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Cloudy with some sun breaks, not as cold, with increasing winds and snow showers through the day and into the evening, overnight.
Snow
Snowfall is forecast to be 2 to 4 inches at the base, and 3 to 5 inches on the upper mountain.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.15 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S at 15 to 25 gusts to 35 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Friday
↑32° / ↓16°
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↑32° / ↓16°
Skies
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 3 to 5 inches.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds S 5 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

PM

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↑29° / ↓24°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall is expected to be 3 to 5 inches.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds S at 15 to 25 gusts to 35 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Saturday
↑28° / ↓5°
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↑28° / ↓5°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 19 mph.

PM

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↑21° / ↓8°
Skies
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the afternoon.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 0 to 8 mph.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Sunday
↑17° / ↓10°
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↑27° / ↓11°
Skies
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
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 -6 to 13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓13°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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Monday
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↑28° / ↓15°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 1 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓16°
Skies
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,104ft
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