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Shift in weather pattern will drive warmer, drier weather in Vail Valley, Aspen/Snowmass

Winter X Games in Aspen looking dry this weekend

By Reid Griebling
Real AspenJanuary 26, 2011
A major weather change will begin to take place over the western half of the United States as high pressure will build and dominate in the coming weeks.

After an astounding last half of January (almost five feet of snow in the northern mountains), snow riders will have to harvest and hunt for fresh snow until at least the second week of February.

Temps will change to seasonable with highs in the mid 20 during the day and overnight lows dipping into the teens. Winds will be light from the west, with any cloud cover being in the cirrus form.

Vail and Beaver Creek are both reporting one inch of new snow this morning, with Aspen/Snowmass dry once again.

A great forecast for X Games weekend in Aspen, as clear skies during the day will lead to relatively mild temps for the exciting night events. Expect daytime highs in the mid 20s, maybe reaching the low 30s, with lows in the teens. Nighttime activities will see temps drop, but not too dramatically.

For all the news regarding the Winter X Games, make sure to check in with realaspen.com for all the insight that the gang at ESPN might not report.

Finally, a big thanks to Steve Jobs for making it easy for a moron (me) to make movies on the new family Mac O/S. And thanks to all of you for viewing. It's a blast to try and catch great turns to share with people who might not get to ski but only one week a year.

I'll keep the movies coming, but it will be a while until we see deep snow. For now, it's time to get all those chores done that have been put off for the past two weeks.


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