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Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Wednesday night

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A transient ridge moves over the area tomorrow bringing warm temperatures and mostly sunny skies, with breezy west winds in the afternoon.

A wave to our north traveling through the ridge on Friday will bring cloudier conditions for Friday and slight cooling, but only meager precipitation, if any, is expected.

Moisture hangs around for parts of Saturday yielding some clouds with unseasonably warm temperatures.

A piece of energy from the incoming Pacific storm breaks away from the parent circulation mid-weekend and affects our area with clouds overspreading the area on Sunday and precipitation starting as soon as Sunday afternoon and lasting through Monday noon.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Tuesday night

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.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Monday night

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.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Sunday night

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.

Steamboat Springs area short term weather forecast from Saturday night

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.

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