Thursday, March 17, 2016
At 8 pm, I have about 5” of snow on my deck that fell in the last 3.5 hours hours or so and the Steamboat Powdercam has about the same. Satellite shows a ribbon of convection extending across northern Colorado, and the snowfall forecast will largely depend on how long this band sticks around. The short range model has this band dissipating around around mid-evening, which would mean another couple of inches, so I would expect 9-15” on the morning ski report including the 4” or so we had during the day today. Showers will decrease tonight and taper off during the day, especially in the valleys. The strong winds over the past few days will finally begin to moderate during the day.
Dry air looks to invade the area by Saturday with temperatures staying cool before warming occurs late in the day and more so on Sunday. Monday will also be warm before another Pacific storm threatens the area either later in the day or Tuesday.