June 15, 2024

Red Flag Warning
Until 2024-06-15T18:45:00-06:00 National Weather Service
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 490, AND 491... The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which is in effect from 11 AM to 10 PM MDT Sunday. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 11 AM to 10 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. * AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah. * WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 to 11 percent. * IMPACTS...Conditions may become favorable for the easy ignition and rapid spread of fires due to low relative humidity and strong gusty winds.

No new snow to report today, with snowpack levels sitting at 0.0".

Weather today, sunny, with a high near 62. breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.

Terrain Surface NA
Powder Score NA
Snowpack Percent Normal 0%
Max Recorded Snowpack 191"
Snowfall Past 24 Hours 0"
Snowfall Next 24 Hours 0"
Snowfall Next 5 Days 0"

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Snowpack Depth (Past 7 Days)
Data sourced from Columbus Basin

Recent Air Temperatures

Snow Forecast

5 Day Snow Forecast

Weather into tomorrow, Sunny, with a high near 63. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming south southwest in the morning.

Hourly Forecast

Snowpack Density

Snowpack vs Snow Water Equivalent
Wet, heavy snowfall generally consists of atleast 12.5% water content or higher for every foot of snow. Lighter, drier snow might contain up to 1.0 inch of water for every foot of snow; up to 8.3% water.

Ski Area Summary

Hesperus Ski Area

Hesperus Ski Area, located near Durango, Colorado, is a small but charming ski resort offering 26 trails across 160 acres of skiable terrain. The best trails for intermediate and advanced skiers are the Hesperus Bowl and the Upper and Lower Ellie trails. A little-known fact about the resort is that it was the first ski area in the United States to implement a rope tow system. For beginners, the resort offers the Bunny Hill, a gentle slope ideal for learning the basics of skiing. After a day on the slopes, skiers can enjoy a relaxing apres ski at the Powderhouse Bar, known for its cozy atmosphere and delicious drinks.

Terrain Overview

The pertinent mountain range for Hesperus Ski Area in Colorado is the La Plata Mountains. The ski area itself is located on the southern slope of Hesperus Mountain, which is part of the La Plata Mountains range. Hesperus Mountain has an elevation of 12,470 feet and offers a variety of terrain for skiers and snowboarders. The ski area has a vertical drop of 700 feet and features both beginner and intermediate runs.


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