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303 316.1564

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Street Address
85 Parsenn Road
City
Winter Park
State
Colorado
ZIP Code
80482
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Friday (at 8:30am), May 04, 2016
Friday through Monday Strong late season low pressure moves into the western US and ends up over southern California/ southwest US Friday and Saturday, with mostly late day thunderstorms and showers. By Sunday and Monday we are looking at significant snow mainly above 9,000 feet, but some wet snow is also possible in the town of Aspen and other areas to 8,000 feet mainly late Sunday/ early Monday. This looks like another cut-off 4-corners type low, which should hit the front range above 8,000 feet or so with heavy snow, but mostly rain in Denver, CO Springs, Pueblo.
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LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next Tuesday (10th) through mid May looks warm and sunny under high pressure ridging. More unsettled weather shows up after mid-May, as low pressure moves into California again, possibly "cut-off" and meandering slowly inland, for potential high country snow after mid-May as it finally moves in to Colorado.

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RESORT INFO ↑55°  13c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 06 May @ 05:05
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 354 in
  • Average Base Depth 76 in
Comments
9in, past 7 days. Snow surface is spring conditions and variable conditions.
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails60 of 143
  • Lifts4 of 25
  • Acreage1451 of 3081 (42%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
06 Friday ↑55°  13c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and continued pretty warm, becoming mostly cloudy with increased winds, and isolated thunderstorms, scattered showers developing in the afternoon/ evening, then ending overnight.
Precipitation
40% chance for showers, mainly in the afternoon/ evening
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
From the SSW at 4 to 12 MPH.
07 Saturday ↑45°  7c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and cooler, becoming mostly cloudy with similar gusty winds, and isolated thunderstorms, scattered snow showers developing mainly in the afternoon/ evening, but continuing overnight.
Precipitation
40% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.27in, 6.86mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
Wind
From the ESE at 6 to 13 MPH.
08 Sunday ↑39°  4c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy and cooler with scattered snow showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Precipitation
50% chance for snow. (Potential precip: 0.24in, 6.03mm)
Snow Potential
We are expecting 2 to 3 inches of snowfall (5 to 8cm)
Wind
From the W at 6 to 11 MPH.
09 Monday ↑43°  6c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered showers in the area.
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.15in, 3.93mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 7 to 12 MPH.
10 Tuesday ↑45°  7c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.08in, 1.91mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 6 to 9 MPH.
11 Wednesday ↑45°  7c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 7 to 9 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

Spring into Summer - The El Nino SST pattern is weakening, and expected to transition to a La Nina as we move into early summer. What we are expecting for ski resort regions is this;

Northwest US/ Southwest Canada/ WA/ OR/ ID/ MT/ WY, and AB/ BC - Milder than average temperatures with average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, good enough to build snow pack and keep resorts happy), then wetter and cooler than usual for May/ June (even some additional snow pack in the mountains mainly above 5,000 feet), dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm...

Southwest US/ SoCal to Mammoth/ Arizona/ New Mexico/ southern Utah/ southwest Colorado - Cooler than average temperatures with above average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, more than usual additional snow pack), and continued wetter/ cooler than usual for May/ June (additional snow pack for the Sierra Nevada Mountains mainly above 7,000 feet), then dry in July/ August except for the occasional thunderstorm (north), but a possibly stronger than usual monsoon pattern (more thunderstorms/ rain) for eastern CA deserts/ mountains (incl. Big Bear) through New Mexico...

Colorado/ northern New Mexico - Near average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow with slightly above average temperatures for March but mainly April, then near average precip + near average temperatures for May/ June. Cooler and wetter than usual conditions are expected (north) in July/ August with greater amounts of monsoon pattern rains/ storms, near average temps and precip (south)...CM

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