Enchanted Forest XC Ski
Today's Forecast
↑39° ↓22°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑9°
  • Humidity↑42% / ↓72%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds SW 12 to 23 mph through the morning becoming SW 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 21st
↑24° ↓17°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓85%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds SW 23 to 35 mph through the morning becoming W 14 to 26 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 19 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 22nd
↑14° ↓11°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑58% / ↓92%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds NW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to SW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 23rd
↑24° ↓9°
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  • Dewpoint↓5° / ↑4°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow after daylight.
Flurries possible.
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds NW 11 to 22 mph through the morning shifting to W 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 24th
↑17° ↓15°
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑45% / ↓72%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds NW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming W 11 to 22 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 15 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 25th
↑20° ↓16°
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  • Dewpoint↓7° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑39% / ↓77%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly clear with a few clouds 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 17 mph through the morning shifting to W 12 to 24 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be 3 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update01 Jan @ 10:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total28"
  • Average Base Depth20 to 24"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
12in, past 3 days. Snow surface is packed powder and powder

  • High Lift Elevation10,078ft
  • Base Elevation9,700ft
  • Vertical Drop378ft
  • Longest Trail5.90 miles
  • Trails0 of 40
  • Lifts0 of
  • Acreage0 of ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails28 ( 30% )
  • Cross Country Area32
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Conditions
  • Humidity52%
  • Dewpoint17°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth22"
Comments
Fair
Location
Taos, Taos Regional Airport, NM
  • Elevation9,596ft
  • UpdatedJan 20 @ 12:12
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  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
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Elevation: 9,850ft
Temperature: 38°
Snow Depth: 21"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 11,057ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 38"
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Elevation: 10,100ft
Temperature: 35°
Snow Depth: 21"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,180ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 22"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,350ft
Temperature: 34°
Snow Depth: 18"
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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

Sunday
↑39° / ↓22°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓22°
Skys
Overcast through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓24°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Monday
↑24° / ↓17°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓25°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 23 to 35 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be 11 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓17°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of rain and snow in the afternoon, rain and snow in the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 27 mph. Expected wind chill to be -1 to 19 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Tuesday
↑14° / ↓11°
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AM

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↑14° / ↓14°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 15 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓11°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Wind chill expected to be -6 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Wednesday
↑24° / ↓9°
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AM

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↑22° / ↓13°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Flurries possible through the morning.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds NW 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be -12 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑18° / ↓14°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds W 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 0 to 7 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Thursday
↑17° / ↓15°
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AM

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↑25° / ↓15°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be -1 to 10 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑17° / ↓17°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be 3 to 15 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Friday
↑20° / ↓16°
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AM

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↑28° / ↓17°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
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 3 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓19°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be 5 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 8,691ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature20°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil High Temperature26°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature17°
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  • Soil High Temperature25°
  • Soil Low Temperature16°
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