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Weather pattern changes as springtime in the Rockies begins

Cooler and windy late week

By Reid Griebling
Real AspenMarch 14, 2011
Light snow showers over the weekend freshened up Vail/Beaver Creek with 7 inches at the Beav' and 6 inches at Vail over the past 72 hours. Aspen/Snowmass chimed in a total of 10 inches in the past 72, with Snowmass the leader.

We have a quick shot of snow late tonight as a short wave upper low passes across the Wyoming boarder.

I don't expect but a light 1-2 inches for any resorts north of I-70 (including Vail/Beaver Creek) and a dusting if anything to the south of the I-70 corridor.

Warm temps and windy weather for Tuesday, March 15, as we see the axis move to a more southwesterly flow.

Expect on-mountain highs in the low 30's with overnight lows in the low 20's. Winds for Tuesday will gust into the 30-mph range with sustained winds in the 20's from the west/southwest.

Wednesday will be a bit cooler as a cold front moves through the area from north-to-south. Temps for Wednesday will be in the low 20's with west/northwest winds in the 10-15 mph range.

Overall this pattern change should give us some good chances for classic spring storms. However, long range models have been under-performing as of late, so I'm going to go off the grid and advise an early trip to Fruita, or Moab for that matter, as we have another five weeks of skiing and winter will surely peek its head again.


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A-Basin n/a n/a
Aspen n/a n/a closed
BC n/a n/a closed
Breckenridge n/a n/a closed
Buttermilk n/a n/a closed
Copper n/a n/a closed
Crest. Butte n/a n/a closed
Eldora n/a n/a closed
Heavenly n/a n/a closed
Highlands n/a n/a
Howelsen n/a n/a closed
Keystone n/a n/a closed
Kirkwood n/a n/a closed
Loveland n/a n/a
Monarch n/a n/a closed
Northstar n/a n/a closed
Powderhorn n/a n/a closed
Purgatory n/a n/a closed
Silverton n/a n/a closed
Ski Cooper n/a n/a closed
Ski Granby n/a n/a closed
Snowmass n/a n/a closed
Steamboat n/a n/a closed
Sunlight n/a n/a closed
Telluride n/a n/a closed
Vail n/a n/a closed
WinterPark n/a n/a closed
Wolf Creek n/a n/a closed
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