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Winter Park
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Colorado
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Short Range Forecast Discussion

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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Tuesday September 02, 2014 - Today and Wednesday we see dry and really nice weather, with a warming trend, as low pressure continues to affect the northern Rocky Mountains and northwest US, and upper-level high pressure is centered to the east. By Thursday through Saturday we see a return of the daily afternoon thunderstorms as moisture increases out of the southwest US, due to the position of high pressure ridging centered to the east, and low pressure over the Northwest US. On Saturday and Sunday we may see an increase in thunderstorms and showers as a tropical weather system weakens and is dragged across the state. Widespread heavy showers are possible. CM

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RESORT INFO ↑52° ↓33° ↑70° ↓29°
  • Last Update 27 Apr @ 05:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 372 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 143
  • Lifts0 of 26
  • Acreage0 of 3081 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
02 Tuesday ↑52° ↓33° ↑70° ↓29°
Sky Condition
Mostly clear and milder with decreased winds and dry conditions.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 5 to 15 gusts to 20mph. Above timberline; W at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
03 Wednesday ↑55° ↓37° ↑72° ↓34°
Sky Condition
Mostly clear and warmer with similar winds.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 5 to 15 gusts to 20mph. Above timberline; SW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
04 Thursday ↑54° ↓39° ↑70° ↓35°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy, becoming partly to mostly cloudy and warm, with scattered thunderstorms and showers developing by afternoon. Most activity ends in the evening.
Precipitation
40% chance for showers (mainly afternoon)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; SW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
05 Friday ↑53° ↓37° ↑69° ↓38°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy through the morning, becoming partly to mostly cloudy and not as warm, with isolated to scattered thunderstorms and showers developing by afternoon/ evening. Most activity ends overnight
Precipitation
40% chance for showers (mainly afternoon/ evening)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 5 to 15mph. Above timberline; SW at 10 to 20 gusts to 30mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
06 Saturday ↑52° ↓36° ↑67° ↓43°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy and a bit cooler/ more humid, with increasing winds. Scattered thunderstorms and showers are expected in the afternoon/ evening, continuing overnight.
Precipitation
50% chance for showers afternoon through overnight
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 10 to 20mph. Above timberline; Increasing to SW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph. Wind gusts to 50mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
07 Sunday ↑57°  14c° ↓41°  5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.03in, 0.82mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 10 to 15 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 06 to 16 September, 2014 - Unseasonably cold and strong low pressure continues being generated out of the Gulf of Alaska (no change), affecting mainly the northwest US and northern Rocky Mountains with periodic showers and below average temperatures, plus some high elevation snowfall there. The pattern should continue to include some chances for summer thunderstorms most days, but for more brief periods than usual. Temperatures should be near average. After the 10th we see possible strong low pressure and lower elevation snowfall for the Northwest US and northern Rocky Mountains. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, August 2014, we are still on a path to see an El Nino Sea Surface Temperature pattern hold across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific. As of the last check, July has shown a possibly brief trend to cooler Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies across the eastern Equatorial Pacific (El Nino development has been put on hold for now). We will watch and see what happens.

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is still a cool phase PDO, or negative PDO, which stands for Pacific Decadal Oscillation. This is a more long term pattern (decades), and it has made any recent years El Nino SST patterns weaker.

To reiterate, we expect an overall trend toward positive SST Anomalies along the eastern Equatorial Pacific. The likelihood of an El Nino pattern this fall and winter are really good, now "likely". Forecasts from other agencies are calling for El Nino conditions to hold this fall and winter. This would favor the southwest US (including southern California and across to Taos Ski Valley, even Aspen, Colorado) for heavier rain and snow this fall and mainly winter (2014-2015), after the wet monsoon summer across the southwest US. Northwest US areas, and southwest Canada, along with northern Colorado through Wyoming and the northern Rocky Mountains, should see an active monsoon (thunderstorms and showers) this summer, followed by a drier than average, or near average snowfall winter (2014-2015). This is our outlook for now, and we will update as info becomes available. All of this information is generated in-house.

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