Aspen forecast: Snow, but no storm
December 29, 2008
ASPEN ” Aspen may greet the New Year’s holiday with fresh snow, but nothing approaching last week’s Christmas dumping is apparently in the offing, according to the National Weather Service.
Aspen’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies Monday, with highs of 25 to 35. The weather service is calling for partly sunny skies again Tuesday, but with a 20 percent chance of snow and highs in the 20s. Tuesday night brings a 20 percent chance of snow, as well; mostly cloudy skies and highs in the 20s are expected Wednesday.
The weather service is calling for a 40 percent chance of snow Wednesday night and a 50 percent chance of snow on Thursday ” New Year’s Day. Highs of 15 to 25 are expected Thursday. The weather service isn’t predicting any specific accumulations just yet.
A 40 percent chance of snow is in Thursday night’s forecast; there’s a 20 percent chance of snow on Friday, the weather service said.
Last week’s storm brought more than 2 feet of new snow to local ski slopes, according to the Aspen Skiing Company’s morning snow reports on Dec. 23-27. Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands picked up 33 inches of new snow during that period; Snowmass reported 30 inches.