-At about 8,000 feet (Aspen): Low 37, High 65 (Highest ~ 80 on May 21, 2005, Lowest ~ 20 on May 21, 2001) -At about 9,000 feet (Dillon; near base elev. for Keystone, Breckenridge, Winter Park); Low 27, High 61 (Highest ~ 76 on May 20, 1954, Lowest ~ 0 on May 22, 1933) -Approx 13,000 feet (Near the top elevation of many resorts in CO); Low 23, High 46
::: After some morning showers, milder with more sun today/ Increased afternoon thunderstorms on a warmer Wednesday/ Milder and drier Thursday through Sunday :::
DETAILED SUMMARY for the week -> Updated for Tuesday, May 21... Today and Wednesday - After some morning showers lingering in the area, mostly isolated, high pressure ridging aloft builds in some, with mostly sunny skies developing today (then isolated afternoon thunderstorms), and the same mostly sunny skies but noticeably warmer temperatures on Wednesday. Afternoon thunderstorms increase on Wednesday, as moisture lingers, and the warmer temperatures help to trigger the increase. An even stronger low pressure system develops across the northwest US, and this one looks quite unseasonably cold.
Thursday through Sunday - High pressure ridging builds in stronger from the south but still remains mostly south and east (placing the area between low pressure to the northwest and high pressure centered to the southeast), in response to another unseasonably cold low pressure system sitting across the northwest US. Due to a southwest wind flow overhead, we expect a conditionally unstable atmosphere (the condition being certain -trigger- temperatures, daytime high temps) with limited moisture for just isolated (but decreasing each day) thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon and early evening, after warmer and mostly sunny days.CM
Explore one of our four inter-connected peaks of amazing skiing and riding and world class terrain parks. From the high Alpine bowls of Peak 7 to the best learning terrain in Colorado, With the addition of the Imperial Express SuperChair, guests can experience 400 acres of terrain previously accessible only by hiking. In December 2005, Breckenridge Ski Resort added the Imperial Express SuperChair, the highest chairlift in North America, reaching 12,840 feet.