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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Saturday, April 18, 2015 More snowfall is falling today, thanks to a cold low pressure system that is lingering on the plains east of the divide (SE Colorado), with a resulting northwest/ north flow of winds across the mountains. Temperatures look similarly cold today, with snow levels coming close to 8,000 feet mid-day for some rain mix possible at 8,000 feet (Aspen's Elevation), though we have not seen this yet (as of 3pm). Snow tapers off with more sun, though the pattern remains a bit unsettled on Sunday, as low pressure moves further eastward onto the plains. Snow levels rise to 9,000 feet mid day Sunday. Colorado will be sitting on the east side of a west coast upper-level high pressure ridge on Monday and through Wednesday, with more sun, a warming trend, and just afternoon thunderstorms by Tuesday and Wednesday, with a lot more sunshine. Heavier spring snow is coming late next week as low pressure moves in out of the northwest US. The first shot of accumulating snow for lower resort elevations may be moving in later Thursday, continuing through Friday, then another low pressure system moves in Saturday and Sunday (25/ 26th), with more significant late season snow possible, including in the town of Aspen. CM please see the detail in the long range forecast below. Buying discounted lift tickets through this link will support this website and help keep the short and long range forecasts going-> Get Discount lift tickets here and save up to 80%
(please see the longer range forecasts toward the bottom of this page) CM

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RESORT INFO ↑55°  13c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
  • Last Update 18 Apr @ 05:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 122 in
  • Average Base Depth 18 in
Comments
1in, past 4 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and spring conditions.
Today's Snow Potential
None Expected
What's Open?
  • Trails8 of 97
  • Lifts5 of 20
  • Acreage268 of 3170 (8%)
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails8 (100%)
19 Sunday ↑55°  13c° ↓27°  -3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.05in, 1.26mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NNE at 4 to 13 MPH.
20 Monday ↑57°  14c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.04in, 1.08mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NW at 4 to 11 MPH.
21 Tuesday ↑61°  16c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.2in, 5.03mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the W at 4 to 8 MPH.
22 Wednesday ↑61°  16c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.08in, 1.94mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 4 to 8 MPH.
23 Thursday ↑57°  14c° ↓30°  -1c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.4in, 10.21mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SSW at 6 to 15 MPH.
24 Friday ↑55°  13c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Scattered Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.5in, 12.6mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the WSW at 5 to 10 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

7 day to 2 week+ forecast (since 1998) - 24 April to 02 May, 2015 - Pacific Northwest/ Northern California/ UTAH/ COLORADO/ northern New Mexico: April continues much more busy (frequent snow) with more storms across the western US than we saw in March, including for the Pacific Northwest and northern Rocky Mountains. For Utah-Colorado-northern New Mexico, we expect a chance for snow Thursday and Friday (23-24th) and again Saturday and Sunday (25th-26th) as cold low pressure moves in out of the northwest US, delivering potentially heavy snow. After this, high pressure builds in (less wind, milder, mostly sunny) for 2-3 days, then possibly stronger low pressure and significant snow for the last days of April/ 1st of May. In May we see more stable conditions and more dominant high pressure ridging aloft, with warming and mostly sunny skies and the usual afternoon thunderstorm activity. Tahoe-Mammoth, the northern/ central Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Cascades of WA/ OR have a shot at snow between next weekend and that Monday (24th-27th), with significant snow possible, though the storm targets the northwest US/ northern Rocky Mountains. CM
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