• Today

    Dec 22

    40°Lo 39°

    Rain at times this afternoon

    Fair for skiing
    • Rain
      0.21 in
    • Precip
      67%
    • Hours of Precip
      2.5
    more
  • Tue

    Dec 23

    47°Lo 33°

    A morning shower; cloudy

    Poor for skiing
    • Rain
      0.01 in
    • Precip
      40%
    • Hours of Precip
      0.5
    more
  • Wed

    Dec 24

    39°Lo 28°

    Intermittent snow and rain

    Fair for skiing
    • Snow
      0.20 in
    • Precip
      69%
    • Hours of Precip
      4.5
  • Thu

    Dec 25

    37°Lo 32°

    Mostly sunny and breezy

    Excellent for skiing
    • Rain
      0 in
    • Precip
      1%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Fri

    Dec 26

    41°Lo 27°

    Partly sunny

    Good for skiing
    • Rain
      0 in
    • Precip
      25%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
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Hi 39° RealFeel® 32° Precipitation 69%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • NNE 9 mph
  • Gusts: 20 mph

Intermittent snow and rain with little or no accumulation

  • Max UV Index: 0 (Low)
  • Thunderstorms: 4%
  • Precipitation: 0.38 in
  • Rain: 0.34 in
  • Snow: 0.2 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 4.5 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 4.5 hrs
Lo 28° RealFeel® 12° Precipitation 94%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • WNW 17 mph
  • Gusts: 31 mph

A little snow at times in the evening, up to 1"; otherwise, mostly cloudy and windy

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 1%
  • Precipitation: 0.11 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 1.0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 2 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs

Temperature History - Dec 24

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  Today Normal Record 12/24/2013
High 39° 32° 40° (2006) 17°
Low 28° 18° -5° (2013) -5°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 7:18 AM with 9:07 of sunlight, then sets at 4:25 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 9:06 AM with 10:46 of moolight, then sets at 7:52 PM

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