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    National Park Colorado

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    Damages on Old Fall River Road are extensive and the road will remain closed to vehicles through 2014. It is unknown at this time whether hikers and bicyclists will be allowed on the road. More »

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Bear Lake Snow Conditions

Snowshoe  Nymph Lake 12-13-2013
Ranger leading snowshoers at Nymph Lake
NPS/Ann Schonlau
 

AVALANCHE CONDITIONS: Contact the Colorado Analance Information Center at: http://avalanche.state.co.us/index.php
or call (303) 499-9650

Bear Lake Weather
Click here for the current Bear Lake forecast

 

Date: 4/20/14 8:05 am
Temperature: High 61º, Low 32º, Current 40º
Snow Depth 57", no new snow
Clear with calm winds
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/19/14 8:15 am
Temperature: High 64º, Low 31º, Current 36º
Snow Depth 60", no new snow
Overcast with calm winds
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/18/14 8:40 am
Temperature: High 50º, Low 31º, Current 41º
Snow Depth 67", no new snow
Cloudy skies with winds gusting to 15 mph
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/17/14 9:00 am
Temperature: High 50º, Low 15º, Current 33º
Snow Depth 68" , no new
Partly-cloudy, Calm winds
Roads clear and dry

Date: 4/16/14 8:00 am
Temperature: High 48º, Low 20º, Current 24º
Snow Depth 69", ½" new
NW winds 0-5 mph
Upper roads have some icy spots

Date: 4/15/14 7:50 am
Temperature: High 42º, Low 10º, Current 23º
Snow Depth 71" No new
NW winds 15-20 mph, gusting to 25; blowing snow on ridgetops
Roads good

Date: 4/14/14 8:00 am
Temperature: Current 13
Snow Depth 75" with 5" new
Skies are clear winds 3 - 5 mph
Road has icy spots with winter driving conditions

Date: 4/13/14 7:30 am
Temperature: High 55º, Low 22º, Current 23º
Snow Depth 70" New 12"
Snowing with calm winds
Winter driving conditions on Bear Lake Road. Expect snow and ice.

Date: 4/12/14 7:30 am
Temperature: High 55º, Low 30º, Current 38º
Snow Depth 62" New 0" (trails are hardpacked)
Clear Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/11/14 7:30 am
Temperature: High 60º, Low 30º, Current 36º
Snow Depth 64" New 0" (trails are hardpacked)
Clear Skies and winds are calm
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/10/14 8:00 am
Temperature: High 60º, Low 32º, Current 38º
Snow Depth 66" New 0"
Partly Cloudy W winds 5 - 10 mph
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/9/14 7:30 am
Temperature: High 60º, Low 26º, Current 34º
Snow Depth 68" 0" New
Partly Cloudy with W winds 5 - 7 mph
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/8/14 7:45 am
Temperature: High 47º, Low 16º, Current 30º
Snow Depth 72", 0" New
Clear skies W winds 5 - 10 mph
Road has few icy spots above Bierdstadt

Date: 4/7/14 8:00 am
Temperature: High 51º, Low 12º, Current 19º
Snow Depth 74" 3" New
Partly Cloudy with calm winds
Road is icy and is currently being plowed

Date: 4/6/14 7:30 am
Temperature: High 50º, Low 12º, Current 25º
Snow Depth 71" 0" New
Partly Cloudy W Winds 5 - 10 mph
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/5/14 7:45 am
Temperature: High 50º, Low 17º, Current 17º
Snow Depth 72" 0" New
Partly cloudy, calm wind, moderate snow transport
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/4/14 7:50 am
Temperature: High 50º, Low 13º, Current 21º
Snow Depth 73" 0" New
Partly cloudy, winds N at 3 mph
Road is clear and dry

Date: 4/3/14 8:00 am
Temperature: High 34º, Low 18º, Current 20º
Snow Depth 76" 5" New
Overcast, winds NNW at 5 mph
Road has icy spots and is currently being plowed

Date: 4/2/14 8:45 am
Temperature: High 35º, Low 17º, Current 25º
Snow Depth 71", 0" New
Currently snowing, Winds W 3 mph
Road is snowpacked with winter driving conditions

Date: 4/1/14 9:45 am
Temperature: High 46º, Low 19º, Current 26º
Snow Depth 72" New 1"
Cloudy with calm winds
Road has been plowed and sanded but there are patches of snow and ice

Date: 3/31/14 9 am
Temperature; High 486º, Low 19º, Current 21º
Snow Depth 73" New 5"
Cloudy with west winds 10-15 mph
Road has been plowed and sanded but there are patches of snow and ice

Date: 3/30/14 7:30 am
Temperature; High 51º, Low 23º, Current 32º
Snow Depth 70" New 0"
Mostly Cloudy with calm winds
Road is mostly clear and dry

Date: 3/29/14 7:30 am
Temperature; High 38º, Low 16º, Current 24º
Snow Depth 71" New 0"
Partly Cloudy with winds 6 -8 mph gusting to 19 mph
Road is mostly clear and dry with patches of snow and ice

Date: 3/28/14 8:25 am
Temperature; High 42º, Low 17º, Current 19º
Snow Depth 73" New 4"
Overcast with W winds 6 -10 mph
Road is icy up to Sprague, the icy and snow covered
Winter driving conditions

Date: 3/27/14 8:15 am
Temperature: High 58º, Low 21º, Current 23º
Snow Depth 70", New 2.5"
Partly cloudy skies, Winds 10 - 15 mph, gusts to 20 mph
Road has snow and ice above Glacier Basin

Date: 3/26/14 9:15 am
Temperature; High 51º, Low 21º, current 33º
Snow Depth 71", New 0"
Partly-cloudy skies, winds W 0-5 mph
Road is clear and dry

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