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Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Saturday night

Saturday, April 23, 2016

The cool front associated with the first of three storms that will affect our our area for the next week moved through Steamboat Springs mid-afternoon. Precipitation will pick up again after midnight and will extend into the morning, becoming heavier around daybreak. We may see some snow mixed in with some light to moderate rain in the valleys and light to moderate snow on the mountain, amounting to 3-6” on the hill by Sunday afternoon.

The gloomy weather will be around through at least Sunday morning as the cool and breezy northwest flow keeps the weather unsettled, though we may see some sun in the afternoon as the storm moves east of our area.

There will be a break Sunday night into Monday morning before breezy southwest winds and possible afternoon showers develop ahead of the second, colder storm in the wave train forecast to travel across the northern Colorado border on Tuesday. Monday’s afternoon showers will turn into more persistent precipitation around Tuesday afternoon and last through Wednesday morning before becoming showery again in the afternoon behind the departing storm. This storm will likely bring several inches of snow to the valleys and possibly 5-10” on the mountain by Wednesday afternoon if current forecast hold.

There may be a break in the inclement weather for part of Thursday, though current model trends have that less likely, before the third storm, forecast to cross the central California coast on Wednesday and then travel across the Great Basin, brings showers to our area as soon as Thursday afternoon and threatens another cool and wet weekend.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Friday night

Friday, April 22, 2016

Three storms will affect our our area for the next week starting Saturday afternoon, continuing the cool and wet active weather through at least the first week of May. More upstream Pacific energy will likely continue the unsettled weather past that, affecting local construction projects, but that is beyond the 16 day forecast period I regularly review.

The first storm traveling across the Great Basin on Saturday and eventually southern Wyoming by Sunday brings a cold front, with some thunder possible if the timing is right, through the area around Saturday afternoon or evening. Breezy southwest winds will develop during the day ahead of the front as the storm approaches. The models have flip-flopped from yesterday and are now showing the storm further south again, bringing more precipitation to our area. We may see some snowflakes mixed in with some light to moderate rain rain in the valleys and light to moderate snow on the mountain, yielding around 2-5” on the hill by Sunday afternoon.

The gloomy weather will be around Sunday morning as the cool and breezy northwest flow keeps the weather unsettled, though we should see some sun in the afternoon as the storm moves east of our area.

There will be a break Sunday night into Monday morning before breezy southwest winds and possible afternoon showers develop ahead of the second storm in the wave train. Current forecasts have showers turning into more persistent precipitation on Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday before the storm moves east of our area.

There may be a break in the inclement weather for part of Thursday before the third storm, forecast to cross the central California coast on Wednesday and then travel across the Great Basin, brings showers to our area as soon as Thursday afternoon and an unsettled start to the following weekend.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Thursday night

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Another beautiful and warm spring day is on tap for Friday before a series of storms impacts our area again starting Saturday afternoon, continuing the active weather through what looks like the end of the month.

The next storm traveling across the Great Basin on Saturday and eventually southern Wyoming by Sunday brings a cold front, with some thunder possible if the timing is right, through the area around Saturday afternoon. Breezy southwest winds will develop during the day ahead of the front as the storm approaches. The storm has trended a bit further north in the latest model runs, bringing less precipitation to our area, though we may still see some snowflakes mixed in with some light rain rain in the valleys and light snow on the mountain, yielding around an inch or two by Sunday.

Showers will likely remain Sunday as the cool and breezy northwest flow keeps the weather unsettled, though we should see some sun in the afternoon as the storm moves east of our area.

There will be a break Sunday night into Monday morning before breezy southwest winds and possible afternoon showers develop ahead of the storm in the wave train. Current forecasts have showers turning into more persistent precipitation on Tuesday and lasting through midweek as the storm moves across the Great Basin.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Wednesday night

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Spring briefly returns to the area starting Thursday until a series of storms impacts our area again starting Saturday afternoon, continuing the active weather through what looks like the end of the month.

A nice warm up is in store for the rest of the work week before another storm traveling across the Great Basin and eventually southern Wyoming brings a cold front through the area around Saturday afternoon. Breezy southwest winds will develop during the day ahead of the front as the storm approaches. There is a bit more cold air associated with this system than earlier forecast, so we may see some snowflakes mixed in with the rain in the valleys with snow accumulating at the higher elevations.

Showers will likely remain Sunday as the cool northwest flow keeps the weather unsettled.

There may be a break Sunday night into Monday morning before breezy southwest winds and possible afternoon showers develop ahead of the second storm. Current forecasts have showers turning into more persistent precipitation on Tuesday.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Tuesday night

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The monster storm that will have brought inclement weather to our area for the past six days will finally leave us later Wednesday after one more parting shot of unsettled conditions.

Non-accumulating rain and snow showers are possible in the valleys overnight with snow showers turning to periods of light to perhaps moderate snow on the hill early Wednesday. Showers may pick up early in the morning in the valleys as well when the wave passes, but weather models have trended weaker with this last wave, and I would expect 1-4” of snow on the mountain by the time the storm finally clears the area by Wednesday evening, with some sun possible during the day.

A nice warm up is in store for the rest of the work week as spring briefly returns to the area, with possible rain showers Friday afternoon, before another storm threatens our area with inclement weather around mid-weekend. The GFS has come around to the ECMWF in keeping the first of two Pacific storms further north, bringing rain showers to our are at all elevations by Saturday afternoon. The southern part of the storm will pass through the area Saturday night or Sunday morning, keeping the showery weather around for Sunday.

There may be a break Monday before the second storm brings more inclement weather to our area around Tuesday.

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