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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Saturday (at 6:38am), April 30, 2016
Today and Sunday we expect the influence of low pressure to persist, with 1 low pressure system exiting slowly today, leaving somewhat unsettled conditions and lingering moisture, for more showers and even isolated afternoon thunderstorms. Unsettled conditions and additional snow for the higher elevations are expected, and as another weakening low pressure system moves in on Sunday, the showery pattern continues. Cooler than usual weather is expected for Aspen, and some more snow showers at times, mostly not accumulating. Some isolated thunderstorms will also mix in due to daytime heating and instability again on Sunday. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next Friday through Sunday (6th - 8th) looks unsettled with more low pressure and potential high country snow. This one does not look as cold, so snow should be confined to areas near 10,000 feet or so. It looks like a busy May, with more low pressure systems moving in at times.

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5.3mi
RESORT INFO ↑24° ↓10° ↑46° ↓32°
  • Last Update 10 Apr @ 05:04
  • Snow Past 24 Hours 0 in
  • Snow Past 48 Hours 0 in
  • Season Total 210 in
  • Average Base Depth 0 in
Comments
None Reported
Today's Snow Potential
1 to 2 inches of snowfall above 8,000 feet, and a trace (less than 1/2 inch) of snow in Aspen (to 8,000 feet)
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 91
  • Lifts0 of 20
  • Acreage0 of 3342 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
01 Sunday ↑24° ↓10° ↑46° ↓32°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms and scattered showers by afternoon through overnight (snow level rises to 8,500 feet, then drops to 6,500 feet tonight).
Precipitation
Scattered mostly snow showers in the afternoon through overnight, all snow overnight (light snow in Aspen)
Snow Potential
1 to 2 inches of snowfall above 8,000 feet, and a trace (less than 1/2 inch) of snow in Aspen (to 8,000 feet)
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 4-12mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 10 to 20mph. Wind gusts to 40mph are possible near any thunderstorm.
02 Monday ↑29° ↓14° ↑51° ↓28°
Sky Condition
Becoming partly cloudy and milder, then mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms and showers developing in the afternoon and evening (snow level rises to 9,000ft), ending overnight.
Precipitation
30% chance for showers in the afternoon/ evening
Snow Potential
A trace to 1 inch of snowfall above 9,000 feet
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 4-12mph. Above timberline; Becoming NW at 5 to 15mph. Wind gusts to 40mph are possible near any thunderstorm.
03 Tuesday ↑34° ↓17° ↑55° ↓23°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and warmer, then partly to mostly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms and showers developing in the afternoon and evening again (snow level rises to 10,500ft), ending overnight.
Precipitation
20% chance for showers in the afternoon/ evening
Snow Potential
A trace above 9,500 feet
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming NW at 4-12mph. Above timberline; Becoming W/ NW at 10 to 20mph. Wind gusts to 40mph are possible near any thunderstorm.
04 Wednesday ↑40° ↓21° ↑61° ↓25°
Sky Condition
Mostly clear to partly cloudy and warmer with not much wind, and an approaching storm.
Precipitation
None expected
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base; Variable at 4-12mph, becoming W at 5-15mph. Above timberline; Becoming SW at 15 to 25 gusts to 35mph.
05 Thursday ↑52°  11c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.6in, 15.31mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the SW at 6 to 9 MPH.
06 Friday ↑48°  9c° ↓28°  -2c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Mostly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
Isolated Wintry Mix (Potential precip: 0.11in, 2.79mm)
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the S at 9 to 11 MPH.
Long Range Forecast Discussion:

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

Northwest US/ Southwest Canada/ WA/ OR/ ID/ MT/ WY, and AB/ BC - Milder than average temperatures with average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, good enough to build snow pack and keep resorts happy), then 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 - Cooler than average temperatures with above average amounts of valley rain and mountain snow for March/ April (in other words, more than usual additional snow pack), and continued 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 amounts of valley rain and mountain snow with slightly above average temperatures for March but mainly April, then 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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