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Short Range Forecast Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion - Updated for Saturday (at 6:36am), May 28, 2016
We are under a stabilizing weather pattern today as low pressure exits and high pressure ridging overhead builds slightly. We expect some isolated afternoon thunderstorms and showers this afternoon, more concentrated over the divide, with mostly sunny skies otherwise. . On Sunday we see a weakening low pressure system, but more unstable air mass move in, with increased mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms and showers. Most places will likely see some showers on Sunday, including Aspen-Snowmass. Showers linger into Monday but decrease. On Tuesday we see a few factors working to increase thunderstorms, mainly afternoon again, but possible, mostly isolated, at night also. The weather pattern becomes more stable on Wednesday with less chance for thunderstorms. CM.

LONGER RANGE FORECAST -
Next week we start out with a mostly dry southwest flow across the area, then as we move toward mid and late next week we see cooler and more showery weather, with the usual thunderstorm activity.

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4,406 ft
5.3mi
RESORT INFO ↑44° ↓28° ↑68° ↓35°
  • 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
None expected
What's Open?
  • Trails0 of 91
  • Lifts0 of 20
  • Acreage0 of 3342 (0%)
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone
29 Sunday ↑44° ↓28° ↑68° ↓35°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy, becoming mostly cloudy and warmer with scattered thunderstorms and showers developing mainly in the afternoon/ evening, ending overnight.
Precipitation
50% chance for showers (mainly afternoon/ evening)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base: Vrbl at 4-12mph, becoming SW at 5-15mph, Above timberline: SW at 10-20mph. Wind gusts to 50mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
30 Monday ↑47° ↓31° ↑72° ↓34°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and warmer with mostly isolated thunderstorms and showers developing in the afternoon/ evening, and continuing overnight.
Precipitation
30% chance for showers (afternoon through overnight)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base: Vrbl at 4-12mph, becoming W at 5-15mph, Above timberline: W/ NW at 10-20mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
31 Tuesday ↑40° ↓30° ↑62° ↓44°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers, becoming mostly cloudy and cooler with scattered thunderstorms and showers developing in the afternoon/ evening, becoming isolated overnight.
Precipitation
50% chance for showers (mainly afternoon/ evening), then isolated showers overnight
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base: Vrbl at 4-12mph, becoming W at 5-15mph, Above timberline: W/ NW at 10-20mph. Wind gusts to 50mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
01 Wednesday ↑44° ↓25° ↑68° ↓40°
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy and warmer with mostly isolated thunderstorms and showers developing mainly in the afternoon, then ending in the evening.
Precipitation
30% chance for showers (afternoon and evening)
Snow Potential
None expected
Wind
Base: Vrbl at 4-12mph, becoming W at 5-15mph, Above timberline: W/ NW at 10-20mph. Wind gusts to 45mph are possible in any thunderstorm.
02 Thursday ↑54°  12c° ↓37°  3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with a chance for wintry mix
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NW at 7 to 8 MPH.
03 Friday ↑55°  13c° ↓37°  3c° MID MTN
Sky Condition
Partly cloudy with isolated showers
Precipitation
None Expected
Snow Potential
None Expected
Wind
From the NW at 8 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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