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Wolf Creek
State
Colorado
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United States
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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Monday (at 6:12am), May 30, 2016
We expect scattered afternoon/ evening thunderstorms and showers today through Wednesday, more concentrated over the divide, as decent moisture levels remain acrsos the area, and low pressure moving by to the north helps by adding some limited upper-level instability for T-storm growth. Mostly isolated thunderstorms and showers are possibe overnight in this time frame. The weather pattern becomes more stable on Wednesday and expecially Thursday through Saturday, with less chance for thunderstorms, then no thunderstorms expected for Aspen by Thursday. T-storms (mainly afternoon) will linger along the divide as always. Temperatures are expected to get pretty warm this coming weekend, hitting the 80's in Aspen, as the hottest parts of the desert southwest hit 115+. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next week (5th of June onward) we expect a warm and dry week under strong high pressure ridging, with the usual mostly isolated afternoon thunderstorm activity possible each day.

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RESORT INFO ↑52°  11c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 02 May @ 08:05
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 443 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 77
  • Lifts0 of 8
  • Acreage0 of 1600 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
30 Monday ↑52°  11c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers
Precipitation
Isolated Showers (Potential precip: 0.04in, 1mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 4 to 14 MPH.
31 Tuesday ↑52°  11c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.14in, 3.55mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NE at 4 to 8 MPH.
01 Wednesday ↑52°  11c° ↓34°  1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.35in, 8.82mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the ENE at 4 to 7 MPH.
02 Thursday ↑54°  12c° ↓36°  2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.34in, 8.61mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NNW at 4 to 8 MPH.
03 Friday ↑57°  14c° ↓39°  4c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.03in, 0.81mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NNE at 4 to 8 MPH.
04 Saturday ↑57°  14c° ↓41°  5c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated storms
Precipitation
Isolated Storms (Potential precip: 0.08in, 2.1mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NNE at 4 to 8 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

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

Northwest US/ Southwest Canada/ WA/ OR/ ID/ MT/ WY, and AB/ BC - 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 - 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 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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Wolf Creek operates on 1,600 acres spread along a high alpine ridge in the Rio Grande National Forest, under a U.S. Forest Service permit and administration. The uniqueness of Wolf Creek lies in the 1,000 acres between Horseshoe Bowl and the Water Fall area, which is called the Alberta Lift area. This wilderness provides everything from challenging double black diamond runs of the Knife Ridge chutes to a variety of intermediate terrain where navigation skills are called into action. Groomed runs are also a part of the scheme complimenting the excitement and challenge of the Alberta Lift area. The traditional trails are the main core of Wolf Creek with 6 lifts servicing 500 acres of terrain all leading into the base area facilities. Wolf Creek Ski Area is one of Colorado's oldest and finest ski resorts that receives an average annual snowfall of 465 natural inches, the most snow in Colorado! Their trademark is friendly employees and abundant light powder. Wolf Creek is a high alpine ski resort, 10,300 ft at the base and 11,900 ft at the summit with 1,600 skiable acres. Wolf Creek offers a better ski experience at a very affordable price.

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