Friday, February 5, 2016
Brief ridging moves over the area Saturday, though we may see some light snow showers earlier in the day as northwest flow pushed trapped moisture against the Park Range. Another wave moves mostly north and east of our area Saturday night, bringing some cooler temperatures for Sunday.
Friday night: Light snow may linger into the overnight hours with little additional accumulations in the valleys and maybe another inch or so on the hill. Lows around -10 in Craig and 0 in Steamboat.
Saturday: Patchy fog in the valleys eventually turning mostly sunny with light snow showers mixed with some sun on the mountain. Highs around 20.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Lows around zero in Craig and single digits in Steamboat.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
A wave in northwest flow will pass over the area tonight, increasing snowfall overnight before partly sunny skies appear, first in the valleys and then the mountain.
Thursday night: Snow likely with accumulations around an inch in Craig, 1-3” in Steamboat and 3-6” on the mountain. Lows in the minus single digits in Craig and single digits for Steamboat.
Friday: Snow ending first in the valleys and then finally on the mountain where another inch or two may fall in the morning. Becoming partly sunny with highs in the teens.
Friday night: Cold as temperature inversions reform, with lows around -10 in Craig and near zero in Steamboat.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Brief ridging will be over the area early Thursday before a fast-moving storm in northwest flow begins snow by Thursday afternoon. Accumulations will be largest on the hill before snowfall tapers off first in the valleys and then on the hill during Friday.
Wednesday night: Very cold with lows around minus teens for Craig and minus single digits for Steamboat. Chance of snow on the mountain with little accumulations.
Thursday: Chance of snow returning for the afternoon and continued cold, with highs in the teens in Craig and on the mountain and near 20 in Steamboat.
Thursday night: Chance of snow in the valleys and snow likely on the hill with 3-6” to be reported on the Friday morning ski report. Lows around zero in Craig and single digits in Steamboat.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The departing storm will leave cold and moderately unstable northwesterly flow over our area through Wednesday. Brief ridging is then forecast for Wednesday night ahead of a weak wave in northwesterly flow for Thursday that will increase the chance of snow for later Thursday.
Tuesday night: Colder behind the departing storm with chance of snow in the valleys and 1-4” on the mountain. Lows around minus 10 in Craig and minus single digits in Steamboat.
Wednesday: Cloudy skies becoming party sunny as the day progresses, first over the valleys as light snow showers will linger longest on the mountain. Cold with highs around 10 in the valleys and single digits on the mountain.
Wednesday night: Very cold in the valleys as temperature inversions form, with lows in the minus teens in Craig and minus single digits in Steamboat.
Monday, February 1, 2016
As this impressive storm moves east of our area tonight, northerly flow behind the storm will keep snows going in very cold temperatures as additional reinforcing surges of cold air move across the area through Wednesday.
Monday night: Continued snow. Accumulations 1-3” in Craig, 2-4” in Steamboat and 4-8” on the mountain, yielding a 6-12” ski report for Tuesday morning. Lows around 10 in Craig and single digits in Steamboat.
Tuesday: Light snow with minimal accumulations in the valley, and 1-4” on the mountain. Highs in the teens in the valleys and near 10 mid-mountain with some northerly winds.
Tuesday night: Much colder with a chance of snow, especially on the mountain. Lows around minus 10 in Craig and minus single digits for Steamboat.