Saturday, January 30, 2016
The first storm will exit our area Sunday morning after good snow tonight, but the break in the weather should be brief as models currently have snow turning on again later Sunday night as the second storm moves along the Colorado - New Mexico border during the day Monday. Our snowfall will be very dependent upon the actual track of the storm and current models disagree about the northward extent of the snows.
Saturday night: West winds with snow and possible blowing snow with accumulations around an inch in Craig, 2-4” in Steamboat and 4-8” on the mountain, yielding a Sunday morning ski report of 6-12”. Colder with lows in the single digits in Craig and near 10 in Steamboat.
Sunday: Snowfall will end early Sunday, first for the valleys and then for the mountain. Highs in the 20’s in Craig and around 20 in Steamboat.
Sunday night: Snow likely late as we begin to feel the affects of the next storm to our southwest. The amount of snow will be dependent upon the eventual track of the storm, but current models have 1-3” in Steamboat and 4-8” on the mountain. Lows in the single digits.
Monday: Winds turning easterly and continuing snow with 2-4” in the valleys and 4-8” on the mountain. Highs around 20 in the valleys and teens on the mountain.
Monday night: Colder with additional snowfall of 1-3” in the valleys and 4-8” on the mountain, leading to a possible Tuesday morning ski report of 8-16”. Lows around zero in Craig and single digits in Steamboat.