Major winter storm begins a bit later than forecast

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Models are struggling with the exact timing of the moderate snowfall, but it still is forecast to arrive sometime this afternoon. The cold front just to our north gets pushed northward or held stationary by the southwesterly winds aloft until it regains forward progress, certainly by sunset today. Snow will become moderate to heavy then, and continue through Wednesday afternoon. I still expect accumulations likely exceeding 2 feet by sunset Wednesday on the hill, with significant accumulations in the valley as well.

Very cold air will accompany the decrease in snowfall late Wednesday as the main upper low moves overs us. Frigid Thursday temperatures will be reinforced by another wave of extremely cold air entering the area Friday. Another storm dropping south from the arctic will bring yet another wave of cold and significant snow by mid-weekend.

The cold and snow pattern looks to persist into early next week as the currently forecast last very cold wave moves overs us on Monday. This one is not as far west, and it appears that the storm cycle will end then as westerlies begin to infiltrate our area. However, the significant valley snowfall combined with low sun angle this time of year promises vigorous and long-lasting valley inversions, even as the mountain slopes begin to moderate by Wednesday or Thursday. Winter is here to stay!

Tweet this page

Click to sign up for free weather forecasts for Steamboat Springs!

Free weather forecasts for Steamboat Springs!


Support SnowAlarm!


Contact me for information about advertising on this page

Steamboat Springs


SkiCondos4Sale.com
Ski-In / Ski-out properties
Email Dean
or call (970) 846-8284
RightWay Websites logo

Need a new website? Tired of your old one? By purchasing a website hosting package for as little as $299 setup and $14/month, you are helping me to keep SnowAlarm running.

Want to know where the snow is going to fall?

Powderchasers.com

Advertise here!

Contact me for information about advertising on this page!

Advertise here!

Admin area