Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Monday night

Monday, February 29, 2016

The current quick-moving storm will exit the area tonight, with snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies after midnight tonight.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny for the first part of the day before some clouds approach by the afternoon in advance of the next weak storm for Wednesday.

Snow showers will increase after midnight Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, snow showers may mix with rain showers in the valleys and continue for the rest of the day with the mountain seeing 1-3” of accumulation by sunset.

A transient ridge should bring sunny skies for Thursday with above normal temperatures.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Sunday night

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The next storm will mix with some cold air from the western Canadian Plains tonight and swing through the area tomorrow, with breezy northwest winds when the front passes. Mixed rain and snow showers are likely in Craig, with snow showers in Steamboat and light to sometimes moderate snow on the mountain. 2-4” should fall by sunset which will be reported on the Tuesday morning ski report.

Lingering clouds will clear Tuesday morning bringing another mostly sunny and warm day.

A similar storm is timed to cross the area on Wednesday with Thursday bringing clearing skies and another warm and sunny day.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Saturday night

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A quick-moving and weakening wave will pass over the area tonight, bringing breezy conditions and a chance of rain showers in the valleys and snow showers on the mountain, leaving perhaps an inch or maybe two for the Sunday morning report.

Any clouds in the morning will give way to mostly sunny skies for Sunday.

Snow is likely for the day Monday with a colder and stronger storm, though models have trended weaker and more disorganized as the event nears. Current forecasts have 1-4” for the mountain with marginal accumulations in the higher valleys.

Tuesday should be another nice day before another storm threatens us for Wednesday.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Friday night

Friday, February 26, 2016

A mostly clear night will allow temperature inversions to once again form and keep the valleys cool, though any overnight clouds will elevate the minimum temperatures noted this morning.

After a mostly sunny morning Saturday, clouds will overspread the area in advance of a weak storm in northwest flow that moves over the area Saturday night. Light snow will fall on the hill overnight with 1-4” expected by Sunday morning. The warm daytime temperatures, however, may lead to a chance of rain in the valleys before cooler air works in around midnight, turning any rain showers to snow with minimal, if any, accumulations in the valley.

After a cloudy early morning Sunday, partly sunny skies will return first to the valleys and then eventually to the mountain by the afternoon.

A slightly stronger and cooler storm threatens the area with snow for Monday.

Parade of weak storm starts Saturday

After another gorgeous day today and a sunny Saturday morning, four relatively weak storms are forecast to affect the Steamboat Springs area starting Saturday night. Clouds will overspread the area Saturday afternoon with light snow developing overnight and lasting through Sunday morning as the first storm moves though in northwest flow, leaving 1-4” for the Sunday morning ski report.

Precipitation will end by Sunday afternoon before starting up again as soon as Monday morning as a stronger and colder storm, also in northwest flow, crosses the area later Monday. Models are struggling with the strength of this system, but current forecasts have colder temperatures and 3-6” by Tuesday morning.

A grazing wave, again in northwest flow, is trending more impactful in current model runs, with very light snows leaving an inch or two forecast during the day Wednesday.

A transient ridge will bring a break in the unsettled weather on Thursday and warmer temperatures before an evolving Pacific storm in the Gulf of Alaska sends a piece of energy over the area around next Friday. There is a great deal of uncertainty with respect to not only how much energy get ejected from the main Pacific storm, but also whether cold air sources in western Canada and possibly Siberia mix with remaining part of the storm the in the Gulf.

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