Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Snow showers will continue overnight as an advertised wave of energy passes through. Short range models have snowfall for our area decreasing after midnight as the main moisture plume stays to our south, though it may increase again for a time early in the morning. I would expect another inch in Craig, around 1-3” in Steamboat and 4-8” of low-density snowfall on the mountain by Wednesday morning in continued windy conditions.
There will be lulls in snowfall on Wednesday and Thursday, especially in the valleys, as hard-to-time wave periodically enhance showers, with accumulations on the hill in the 1-4” range.
A final wave is forecast to pass through the area late Thursday or Thursday night and has potential to bring a final round of snow to the area for Friday morning. Their is disagreement among the models as to how far south and west this wave extends and thus the amount of snow we are forecast to receive. Regardless, snow showers will diminish through the day Friday, especially in the valleys.
Warming and drying commences in earnest for Saturday and likely lasts through Monday.