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Dillon
State
Colorado
Country
United States
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15+ day computer snowfall prediction (longer range can be dicey)
Short Range Forecast Discussion

Mostly sunny Monday and Tuesday (more forecast details coming later today)

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Forecast updated for Monday, April 21, 2014

Today and Tuesday look mostly sunny and warmer, in advance of a cold Pacific low that is developing (more details coming later today). Please be sure to log-in and favorite your resort forecasts so you save time. CM

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RESORT INFO ↑41°  5c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 21 Apr @ 12:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 283 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 135
  • Lifts0 of 20
  • Acreage0 of 3148 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
23 Wednesday ↑41°  5c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.25mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 11 to 21 MPH, with gusts up to 33MPH.
24 Thursday ↑46°  8c° ↓25°  -4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 7 to 17 MPH, with gusts up to 28MPH.
25 Friday ↑54°  12c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 7 to 11 MPH.
26 Saturday ↑52°  11c° ↓23°  -5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.43in, 10.93mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 10 to 17 MPH.
27 Sunday ↑37°  3c° ↓19°  -7c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.41in, 10.33mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 10 to 17 MPH.
28 Monday ↑39°  4c° ↓21°  -6c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.01in, 0.34mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WNW at 11 to 16 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 23 April to 03 May, 2014 - Another low pressure system moves in Wednesday (this week) through Friday with potential snowfall, and potentially significant for any area as it may track south also. We may see this followed by high pressure ridging aloft next Saturday and for a few+ days (26th on). Winter is not over yet for the Colorado high country, but it seems to be tapering off, in general. CM

Longer Range Outlook

As of now, April 2014, we are continuing to be affected by an ENSO-Neutral, or La Nada Sea Surface Temperature pattern across the Equatorial Eastern Pacific (SSTs near to slightly below average).

Current SST pattern- La Nada

The larger time-scale SST pattern in place right now is 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.

We expect the ENSO Neutral, or La Nada pattern (almost a La Nina) to continue, and in the last 30 days we have seen more of a La Nina pattern develop with colder SST's along the eastern Equatorial Pacific and even the region 3.4 always referred to, though less so in 3.4. We are not seeing the trend toward El Nino yet.

Since we are seeing an actual cooling of the eastern Equatorial Pacific in the last month, and not much change in the 3.4 region, we expect this to not bode well for a shift out of a La Nada pattern, yet. If we start to see warming in the region mentioned, then we expect a potential strengthening jet stream across the Pacific, and increased moisture in general for Pacific storms as they move in more directly off the Pacific. We will keep this outlook updated as more information becomes available. If you want to know when the snow is coming (and be able to set unlimited alerts for any resort), within 5 minutes or less of us (our our sources) entering the data into any of our forecasts, be sure to download the app.

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