Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The departing storm will leave cold and moderately unstable northwesterly flow over our area through Wednesday. Brief ridging is then forecast for Wednesday night ahead of a weak wave in northwesterly flow for Thursday that will increase the chance of snow for later Thursday.
Tuesday night: Colder behind the departing storm with chance of snow in the valleys and 1-4” on the mountain. Lows around minus 10 in Craig and minus single digits in Steamboat.
Wednesday: Cloudy skies becoming party sunny as the day progresses, first over the valleys as light snow showers will linger longest on the mountain. Cold with highs around 10 in the valleys and single digits on the mountain.
Wednesday night: Very cold in the valleys as temperature inversions form, with lows in the minus teens in Craig and minus single digits in Steamboat.
Monday, February 1, 2016
As this impressive storm moves east of our area tonight, northerly flow behind the storm will keep snows going in very cold temperatures as additional reinforcing surges of cold air move across the area through Wednesday.
Monday night: Continued snow. Accumulations 1-3” in Craig, 2-4” in Steamboat and 4-8” on the mountain, yielding a 6-12” ski report for Tuesday morning. Lows around 10 in Craig and single digits in Steamboat.
Tuesday: Light snow with minimal accumulations in the valley, and 1-4” on the mountain. Highs in the teens in the valleys and near 10 mid-mountain with some northerly winds.
Tuesday night: Much colder with a chance of snow, especially on the mountain. Lows around minus 10 in Craig and minus single digits for Steamboat.