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On The Hill: It’s coming down on Aspen Mountain!

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VIDEO: After a wonderfully warm and sunny spell, the snow is once again falling on Aspen Mountain. Our intrepid snowporter Corby Anderson checks out Dipsy to North American and finds a nice smattering of fresh snow atop an edgable base on a comfortable, low-vis Sunday morning.

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ASPEN SKI COMPANY OFFICIAL REPORT: 1″ in the past 24 hours, 1″ in 48 hours and 1″ in the last 7 days. High of 36°, low of 18°.

ASPEN TIMES FIELD REPORT: It only started snowing in Aspen around 8am, but it’s coming down thick and heavy. A good inch is sticking to the ski areas with more on the way. There is a pretty firm, in places thin base underneath so use some caution, especially off the groomed trails. The snow is really falling hard so visibility is very limited this morning, though the winds are not very strong so it is a pleasant snowfall, and actually pretty warm.

LIFT LINE STATUS: Cruise on through!

LISTENING TO: Cake “It’s Coming Down”

SNOWCAST: NOAA.com is reporting:

  • Today: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Tonight: A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 14. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.
  • Monday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of snow after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
  • Tuesday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 32. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.

A HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS IN EFFECT:

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.  .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT  AREAS OF RAIN AND SNOW WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THE SHOWERS WILL END FROM WEST TO EAST BY THIS EVENING...WITH PATCHY FOG DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL GENERALLY BE UNDER 2 INCHES ACROSS THE VALLEYS...WITH THE MOUNTAINS PICKING UP 3 TO 6 INCHES. SLIGHTLY GREATER AMOUNTS MAY FALL OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS.  .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY  THERE IS A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH TUESDAY WITH MOUNTAIN AREAS FAVORED. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW MAY FALL ACROSS THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS BETWEEN CORTEZ AND PAGOSA SPRINGS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

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