Monday, March 14, 2016
Snows started later than I thought today as a very dry lower atmosphere conspired with spottier-than-forecast moisture to reduce snowfall from this part of the storm. While the atmosphere is still unstable and prone to another wave of moderate to heavy showers this evening, it appears that we will have a lull in snowfall sometime after midnight to near sunrise Tuesday. Accordingly, the forecast snow is reduced and will be around an inch in Hayden 1-3” in Steamboat and 5-10” on the mountain.
Snow showers will continue during the day Tuesday becoming more numerous and stronger in the afternoon and overnight as another wave of energy passes through around sunset. I would expect another inch in Craig, around 1-3” in Steamboat and 5-10” on the mountain by Wednesday morning.
There may be lulls in snowfall on Wednesday, especially in the valleys, as hard-to-time wave periodically enhance showers. A final wave is forecast to pass through the area around Thursday or Thursday night and has potential to bring a final round of snow to the area for Friday morning. Their is disagreement as to whether this wave will be far enough south to significantly affect our area.
Drying and warming is advertised for the weekend.