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Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Friday night

Friday, April 8, 2016

Several storms passing to our south will keep warm and showery weather over the area through midweek.

The forecast storm for tonight has weakened enough so that only clouds are expected, keeping overnight temperatures mild. But mostly cloudy skies will remain for Saturday as an additional weak storm crosses the Great Basin, increasing the chance of afternoon and evening rain showers at low and mid elevations and afternoon snow showers at high elevations, with the rain-snow line possibly as high as 9500′ - 10000′.

Yet another southern storm makes landfall early Sunday and may phase with a weak cool front associated with a passing storm to our north later in the day and into the evening Sunday. This front may be the focus of stronger showers Sunday afternoon and evening and could lower snow levels to around 8000′ after it passes.

More afternoon showers are forecast for Monday through Wednesday as additional warm Pacific storms move along the U.S. - Mexico border.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Thursday night

Thursday, April 7, 2016

After another warm and mostly sunny spring day Friday, a possibly prolonged period of relatively warm and unsettled weather starts Closing Weekend and extends through the following week.

A piece of the just-passed Tuesday storm, left behind and loitering west of Baja, is forecast to be pushed just south of our area Friday night by another splitting Pacific storm upstream. This storm will be warm due its vacation west of Baja, bringing afternoon clouds and a chance of rain showers to the valley and snow showers to the higher elevations Friday night with little or no accumulations.

The southern part of the split Pacific storm will bring more low elevations rain showers and higher elevations snow showers during the day Saturday as it crosses the southern California coast and enters the Great Basin.

As the storm moves slowly across the southern Great Basin on Sunday, there will likely be a weak cool front associated with the northern stream moving across our area later in the day and into the evening Sunday. These two features may phase to increase the chance and intensity of showers for a time later in the day Sunday.

More afternoon showers are forecast for Monday as another warm Pacific storm moves along the U.S - Mexican border early in the work week.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Wednesday night

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

After another couple of beautiful warm and sunny spring days Thursday and Friday, a possibly prolonged period of relatively warm and unsettled weather starts Closing Weekend and extends through the following week.

A piece of the just-passed Tuesday storm, left behind and loitering west of Baja, is forecast to be pushed just south of our area Friday night by another splitting Pacific storm upstream. This storm will be warm due its vacation west of Baja, bringing a chance of rain showers to the valley and snow showers to the higher elevations Friday night with little or no accumulations.

The southern part of the split Pacific storm will bring more low elevations rain showers and higher elevations snow showers during the day Saturday as it crosses the southern California coast and enters the Great Basin. Current forecasts have the bulk of the southern stream energy staying just south of our area on Sunday, continuing the warm and showery weather for Closing Day.

Spring weather turns unsettled for Closing Weekend and beyond

A possibly prolonged period of relatively warm and unsettled weather starts Closing Weekend and extends through the following week after a string of fine spring days to close out the current work week.

A piece of the just-passed Tuesday storm, left behind and loitering west of Baja, is forecast to be pushed just south of our area Friday night by another Pacific storm upstream. The storm will be warm due its vacation west of Baja, bringing a chance of rain showers to the valley and snow showers to the higher elevations Friday night with little or no accumulations.

Meanwhile, the cold Pacific storm upstream is forecast to split around a rapidly building Gulf of Alaska ridge, and models are struggling with how much energy is partitioned in the northern and southern streams of the split, leading to forecast uncertainty.

Regardless, more low elevations rain showers and higher elevations snow showers are expected during the day Saturday as the southern stream crosses the southern California coast. Current forecasts have the bulk of the southern stream energy staying just south of our area on Sunday, continuing the warm and showery weather for Closing Day. There will likely be a weak cool front associated with the northern stream moving across our area later in the day and into the evening Sunday, but by then most of the moisture and energy associated with the southern stream has past, minimizing it’s impact over Steamboat Springs, but possibly bringing significant weather to the Front Range by Monday.

There is a lot of energy in the Pacific, and an active period is forecast for the following week, with models disagreeing on another possibly major storm around Wednesday. It’s a shame that Steamboat is planning to close Sunday as the mountain bases will likely continue to build through April.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Tuesday night

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring will return Wednesday after a brief blast of winter moved over our area today.

Warming temperatures and abundant sunshine will be on tap for the rest of a very pleasant work week before a possibly prolonged period of wet and relatively warm weather starts around Saturday afternoon.

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