Tuesday, March 1, 2016
A storm very similar to the one this past Monday will affect our area on Wednesday. Precipitation should get going around sunrise with snow showers in the valleys and periods of light to moderate snow on the hill in the morning. While the bulk of the storm will be over by noon, with 1-3” of snow on the hill and no accumulations in the valleys, there may be rain showers in the valleys and continued snow showers on the hill mixed with periods of sun as the day wears on.
Thursday is looking warm and sunny followed by a possibly unsettled Friday with a chance of rain showers in the valley and snow showers on the hill.
Current forecasts have the weekend starting nice, but becoming unsettled as a weak wave in southwest flow moves over the area. The unsettled weather late in the weekend looks to turn colder and stormier early in the next work week as a large and complex Pacific storm crosses the Great Basin.
Monday, February 29, 2016
The current quick-moving storm will exit the area tonight, with snow showers giving way to partly cloudy skies after midnight tonight.
Tuesday will be mostly sunny for the first part of the day before some clouds approach by the afternoon in advance of the next weak storm for Wednesday.
Snow showers will increase after midnight Tuesday. By Wednesday morning, snow showers may mix with rain showers in the valleys and continue for the rest of the day with the mountain seeing 1-3” of accumulation by sunset.
A transient ridge should bring sunny skies for Thursday with above normal temperatures.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
The next storm will mix with some cold air from the western Canadian Plains tonight and swing through the area tomorrow, with breezy northwest winds when the front passes. Mixed rain and snow showers are likely in Craig, with snow showers in Steamboat and light to sometimes moderate snow on the mountain. 2-4” should fall by sunset which will be reported on the Tuesday morning ski report.
Lingering clouds will clear Tuesday morning bringing another mostly sunny and warm day.
A similar storm is timed to cross the area on Wednesday with Thursday bringing clearing skies and another warm and sunny day.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
A quick-moving and weakening wave will pass over the area tonight, bringing breezy conditions and a chance of rain showers in the valleys and snow showers on the mountain, leaving perhaps an inch or maybe two for the Sunday morning report.
Any clouds in the morning will give way to mostly sunny skies for Sunday.
Snow is likely for the day Monday with a colder and stronger storm, though models have trended weaker and more disorganized as the event nears. Current forecasts have 1-4” for the mountain with marginal accumulations in the higher valleys.
Tuesday should be another nice day before another storm threatens us for Wednesday.
Friday, February 26, 2016
A mostly clear night will allow temperature inversions to once again form and keep the valleys cool, though any overnight clouds will elevate the minimum temperatures noted this morning.
After a mostly sunny morning Saturday, clouds will overspread the area in advance of a weak storm in northwest flow that moves over the area Saturday night. Light snow will fall on the hill overnight with 1-4” expected by Sunday morning. The warm daytime temperatures, however, may lead to a chance of rain in the valleys before cooler air works in around midnight, turning any rain showers to snow with minimal, if any, accumulations in the valley.
After a cloudy early morning Sunday, partly sunny skies will return first to the valleys and then eventually to the mountain by the afternoon.
A slightly stronger and cooler storm threatens the area with snow for Monday.