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By Joel Gratz, Founding Meteorologist Posted 17 days ago April 4, 2024

Sun for now, snow and wind on the way

Summary

Thursday and Friday will be sunny and warm, then we'll see snow on Saturday with gusty winds at times from Friday through Sunday.

Update

Wednesday

Wednesday was sunny and warm with a high temperature in the low 40s. Spring conditions are here!

Thursday

Thursday will also be sunny and warm with a high temperature in the 40s. During the afternoon, high clouds will filter the sunshine. Snow conditions will be typical of springtime with a crunchy surface in the morning, soft/corn during the late morning and midday, and then some slush during the afternoon.

Friday

Friday will be the final day of sunny and warm weather, and the high temperature will again rise into the 40s. On Friday midday and afternoon, winds will be gusty at the upper mountain with speeds of 25-40 mph.

Saturday

On Friday night and Saturday morning, bands of intense snow should deliver 2-6 inches of accumulation with possible softer snow by Saturday mid-morning. Since temperatures will drop into the teens and this will make the base crunchy, the best snow conditions should be on lower-angle and/or previously groomed terrain.

From Saturday midday through the afternoon, snow showers may continue, and wind speeds will increase with gusts of 30-50 mph. This could cause issues with lift operations and degrade the snow quality in areas exposed to the wind.

Saturday Night & Sunday

On Saturday night and Sunday, we may see an additional 1-3 inches of accumulation, but the latest forecast models are trending downward with snowfall, and the storm's decreasing moisture and gusty winds of 40-60 mph are making me think that we should keep our expectations low for additional snow on Saturday night and Sunday.

Sunday could be a mixed day with some snow showers, some sunshine, gusty winds of 40+ mph, and a temperature in the 20s.

Longer Range

Following the weekend storm, the longer-range forecast is for drier and warmer weather between about April 8-21st, though during this time we will have chances to see some snowflakes around April 9th, April 15th-ish, and April 20th-ish.

My next update will be Friday morning.

Thanks for reading!

JOEL GRATZ
Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com

Snow conditions as of Thursday morning

New snow mid-mountain:
* 0” (24 hours Wednesday 500am to Thursday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Wednesday 500pm to Thursday 500am)

Last snowfall:
* 1.5” Sunday Night (Mar 31- Apr 1)

Terrain
* 18 of 24 lifts
* 153 of 171 trails
* Latest update

Snowpack compared to the 30-year average:
* 115%

About Our Forecaster

Joel Gratz

Founding Meteorologist

Joel Gratz is the Founding Meteorologist of OpenSnow and has lived in Boulder, Colorado since 2003. Before moving to Colorado, he spent his childhood as a (not very fast) ski racer in eastern Pennsylvania.

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