Friday, January 29, 2016
A wet Pacific jet stream takes aim on northern Colorado early Saturday morning. Precipitation may first be mixed in the valleys before the cold front arrives early Saturday morning, bringing moderate to heavy snows for Saturday and likely Saturday evening before tapering off early Sunday.
Friday night: Chance of snow with around an inch in Steamboat and 2-4” on the mountain with lows around 20 in Craig and in the 20’s in Steamboat.
Saturday: Mixed rain and snow early in the morning turning to moderate to heavy snow and blowing snow in the valleys when the cold front passes, while the mountain will see all snow. Highs around 30 in the valleys and in the 20’s at mid-mountain early in the day with gusty west winds occurring with and behind the front. Accumulations 3-6” in Craig, 4-8” in Steamboat and 5-10” on the mountain.
Saturday night: Snow likely early but tapering off after midnight with colder temperatures and continued west winds. Another inch or two in Craig, 2-4” in Steamboat and 3-6” on the mountain, leading to an 8-16” Sunday morning ski report.
Sunday: Cloudy with a break between storms with highs in the teens.
Sunday night: Cloudy with a chance of snow with lows in the single digits.