Pajarito Mountain
Today's Forecast
↑40° ↓26°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↑22% / ↓58%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth2"
Cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy later into the evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming NW 9 to 20 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 22 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 12th
↑37° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑40% / ↓78%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds W 13 to 25 mph through the morning becoming NW 30 to 42 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Wind chill expected to be -17 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 13th
↑27° ↓12°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-3°
  • Humidity↑28% / ↓61%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
None expected throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds NW 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to W 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be -16 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 14th
↑37° ↓25°
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  • Dewpoint↓6° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑22% / ↓34%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth1"
Clear through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 15th
↑38° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↑25% / ↓44%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected throughout the day.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to NW 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 16th
↑37° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↑35% / ↓50%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
None expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 13 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update08 Dec @ 01:12
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total18"
  • Average Base Depth( Est ) 2"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
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  • High Lift Elevation10,440ft
  • Base Elevation9,200ft
  • Vertical Drop1,410ft
  • Longest Trail1.5 miles
  • Trails0 of 44
  • Lifts0 of 7
  • Acreage0 of 750 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Trails with Snow Making2 ( 5% )
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Conditions
  • Humidity46%
  • Dewpoint19°
  • SustainedN 5mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth13"
Comments
Mostly Cloudy
Location
Los Alamos Airport, NM
  • Elevation8,898ft
  • UpdatedDec 11 @ 11:13
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  • City: Los Alamos
  • State: New Mexico
  • Country: United States
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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

Expanded Outlook

Tuesday
↑40° / ↓26°
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AM

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↑38° / ↓31°
Skys
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓26°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Wednesday
↑37° / ↓14°
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AM

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↑36° / ↓26°
Skys
Clear through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Morning winds W 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 28 mph. Expected wind chill to be 11 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓14°
Skys
Mostly cloudy into the evening. Chance of snow in the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 30 to 42 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be -17 to 17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Thursday
↑27° / ↓12°
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AM

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↑25° / ↓12°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds NW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Wind chill expected to be -16 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑22° / ↓19°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be 4 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Friday
↑37° / ↓25°
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AM

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↑35° / ↓32°
Skys
Clear before noon.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 24 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 22 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Saturday
↑38° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓34°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 19 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓27°
Skys
Overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds NW 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Sunday
↑37° / ↓27°
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AM

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↑37° / ↓34°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 19 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑30° / ↓28°
Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 18 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 9,549ft
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Snow Maker's Corner

Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature30°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature28°
  • Soil Low Temperature22°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature29°
  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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Regional Soil Temperatures
  • Soil High Temperature31°
  • Soil Low Temperature27°
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