The official Sunday morning snow report shows 5 inches of accumulation at mid-mountain, though the summit snow stake camera shows that about 2 inches of snow fell on Saturday night, so accumulations might be quite variable across the mountain. Nonetheless, this additional snow and very cold temperatures will keep the snow surface soft.
Speaking of temperatures, they stayed in the single digits on Saturday, didn’t move very much on Saturday night, and won’t rise to more…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 25, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments
On Friday night, 7 inches accumulated at the summit snow stake camera, and the official report from mid-mountain is also 7 inches. This was a few inches above the high side of the forecast, and we'll take it!
Now on Saturday morning, you will find soft snow and a very cold temperature between about -5 at the summit and +10F at the base, and the temperature will not increase very much even as the snow showers end and you see some sunshine today. Dress warmly, and expect…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 24, 2018 at 8:26am — No Comments
We are in the middle of a fun storm cycle with chances for snow during four days in a row from Thursday through Sunday.
On Thursday, Steamboat received 1 inch of snow during the morning, and then additional snow fell on Thursday night with 2 more inches being reported at mid-mountain and 3 more inches on the Summit snow stake camera.
Now on Friday morning, we are in between storms and there is plenty of sunshine. The snow surface should be soft and powdery…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 23, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments
We will see three-storms through Sunday.
The first storm arrived late on Wednesday night with 1/2 inch being reported on the mid-mountain snow stake as of 500 am on Thursday. We should see the snow showers continue on Thursday with 1-3 inches of accumulation and this should keep the groomers and north-facing slopes soft and fun.
The snow showers will likely wind down on Thursday night and Friday, though they may not stop completely and some weather forecast…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 22, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments
On Tuesday we saw temperatures stay near or just below zero all day with a mix of a few clouds and breaks of sunshine. The 5 inches of new snow that fell on Monday night was just below my forecast range, but still, we'll take the powder and look forward to more!
Now on Wednesday morning, the temperature is between -5F to +5F from base to summit, and the sunshine should warm us into the 10-15F range by midday. Thanks to the cold temperatures, you will likely find soft…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 21, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
We saw snow showers on Monday, which resulted in about 1 inch of accumulation, then the more intense snow hit on Monday afternoon with about 4 inches falling during the late afternoon and early evening. The official Tuesday morning snow report shows 5 inches at the mid-mountain snow stake.
Tuesday morning’s snow will likely be on the denser side due to the wind and cold temperatures. Speaking of temperatures, they will start the day at 0-5F above zero and will likely…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 20, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments
Sunday was sunny, with a high temperature of about 50F at the base, 30F at the summit, and wind gusts in the 30-40mph range at the summit. These windy conditions formed as the next storm was moving toward Steamboat.
On Sunday night, we saw clouds move in, and now early on Monday morning, the sky is mostly cloudy and we’re seeing a few light snow showers with temperatures in the 20-25F range. One of these showers dropped one inch of snow just before dawn, and the…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 19, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments
Sunday will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s, which is perfect weather for skiing.
Then on Sunday night, a storm will approach, winds will become stronger, and we will see more clouds and the chance for a few snow showers with 1-3 inches of snow.
Monday will be a stormy day but I have low confidence in snow amounts. The atmosphere will produce narrow lines and small cells of intense snowfall, but these will be hit-or-miss. If a few of…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 18, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
We saw a few snow showers on Friday night that left perhaps a dusting of new snow, and now, Saturday and Sunday should be dry, mostly sunny, and warmer with high temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s.
The next storm will likely bring clouds, windy weather, and potentially steady snow by Monday afternoon with 3-6 inches of snow likely accumulating during the day.
Then on Monday night, I expect intense snow with an additional 4-8 inches of accumulation. This…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 17, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments
As of Friday morning, the storm is over at Steamboat and you’ll find mostly sunny skies and a temperature of about 5-10F to start the day. The recent storm dropped 12 inches of snow early on Thursday morning, with an additional 2 inches on Thursday evening after lifts closed (these numbers are via the summit snow stake camera). That makes a storm total of 14 inches. All of this should translate to soft turns on Friday morning – dress warmly and enjoy!
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 16, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments
While I thought we would receive more snow on Wednesday night, the most intense snow stayed about 30 miles north of the resort, dropping 8+ inches closer to the Wyoming border. At Steamboat, we picked up about 2 inches Wednesday night through Thursday at 530 am.
The good news is that the intense snow that was just to our north on Wednesday night has shifted south and as of 6 am on Thursday, snow is falling on Steamboat at the rate of 1+ inches per hour. Expect this…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 15, 2018 at 8:31am — No Comments
On Tuesday, a narrow band of snow sat directly over Steamboat in the morning, adding an additional 4 inches of unexpected accumulation. I hope you enjoyed it! The storm total from Sunday night through Tuesday morning was 12 inches, and as if that isn’t good enough news already, a lot more snow is in the forecast.
Today, Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14), clouds have moved back over Colorado’s northern mountains and we could see flurries and light snow showers…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 14, 2018 at 8:54am — No Comments
The storm on Monday and Monday night delivered a few inches more than I expected. The summit snow stake showed about 4 inches of accumulation on Monday, mostly late in the day, then Steamboat received an additional 4 inches on Monday evening. While the southerly wind direction is not a favorable direction for Steamboat (west or west-northwest is best), there was enough storm energy tracking over Steamboat to lift the air and create a healthy band of snow. This is an example…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 13, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments
The next storm will bring snow to Colorado on Monday and Monday night. What does this mean exactly for Steamboat? Well, even though there are lots of good factors in this storm (moisture, energy, instability), there is one very bad factor, which is the wind direction from the south, which is NOT a favorable wind direction for intense snow at Steamboat.
Putting these factors together, we will need a lot of luck for an intense storm cell or an intense line of…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 12, 2018 at 12:51pm — No Comments
Saturday's storm dropped 3 inches at mid-mountain and 4 inches at the summit, between about 5 am and midday. These amounts were lower than I expected, but we can't win 'em all. Thankfully we have additional storms in the forecast!
Now on Sunday morning, the temperature is a chilly -5F at mid-mountain at 9 am, but the full sunshine and blue skies will help to warm things up to the upper teens to low 20s by early afternoon. Enjoy a perfect blue-bird day with lots of…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 11, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments
Saturday will be a powder day!
Snow starting at about 5 am and it will last for most of the day, tapering off between 1-3pm. My forecast is for a storm total of 4-8 inches, so even though the Saturday 5 am snow report showed zero inches, you’ll find deeper powder throughout the day, and your deepest run might be your last run in the afternoon.
Sunday will be a sunny and cold day with a morning temperature near zero, rising into the teens to low 20s by the middle…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 10, 2018 at 8:40am — No Comments
On Friday and Friday night, we’ll see a mix of some sun, some clouds, and perhaps a few snow showers. Snow accumulations should be very light.
Then Saturday is going to be a powder day with snow starting between 5-7am and it will last for most of the day, tapering off between 1-3pm. My forecast is for a storm total of 4-8 inches, so even though the Saturday 5 am snow report might show zero inches or just light accumulations, you’ll find deeper powder throughout the…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 9, 2018 at 8:47am — No Comments
The weather on Thursday should be similar to Wednesday with mid-mountain high temperatures in the low-30s (summit high temperatures in the mid-20s) and partly sunny skies. There is enough moisture moving over northern Colorado that I have to keep mentioning the chance for clouds.
On Friday, again expect highs in the low-30s and we will likely see more clouds and potentially light snow showers during the afternoon.
On Friday night, a storm will drop into the…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 8, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
Looking back, Tuesday started off with a steady snow shower that dropped 1-2 inches of fresh snow across Steamboat, then the rest of the day was mostly dry and mostly cloudy with a few snow showers on the upper mountain.
Looking ahead, the weather on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday should be dry with partly-to-mostly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the low 30s.
The next chance for snow will extend from Friday evening through Saturday evening.…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 7, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
During the day on Monday, we saw bursts of snow followed by periods of sun, and the snow amounted to perhaps one half to one inch during the day. Then we saw steadier snow around sunset and early evening which brought another inch to the mountain. The official snow report on Tuesday morning notes two inches, which sounds about right.
During the day on Tuesday, expect times of sunshine alternating with a few bursts of snow as showers develop during the middle of the…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 6, 2018 at 9:03am — No Comments