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The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, February 5, 2018

Joel Gratz

Snow started around midnight on Sunday night and the Monday 5 am snow report shows 2.5 inches at mid-mountain and 3 inches at the summit. This brings the storm total since Wednesday night to 9.5 inches.

During the day on Monday, we could see light snow from on-and-off snow showers, though I think any steadier snow should stay to the south.

A stronger and colder wave of energy should then hit Colorado on Monday night into Tuesday morning, but I am worried that…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 5, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Sunday, February 4, 2018

Joel Gratz-

Steamboat has recorded 6.5 inches of snow over the past three days. This is enough to keep conditions soft and hopefully prime the slopes for more snow coming up!

Sunday should be a mostly cloudy and mostly dry day. Like the past few days, we’ll have plenty of moisture, but we’ll lack the spark of storm energy and/or cold air to help the atmosphere convert the moisture into snowflakes.

This should change when storm energy creates an intense band of snow on…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 4, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Saturday, February 3, 2018

Joel Gratz-

Looking back, the mid-mountain snow stake recorded 1.5 inches on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and mid-mountain picked up an additional 3 inches from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Coming up, moisture will stream over northern Colorado through Tuesday, so expect more clouds than sunshine during this time. When a wave of energy and colder air moves through this flow over northern Colorado, this will help…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on February 3, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, February 2, 2018

Joel Gratz

Looking back, light snow began to fall early Thursday morning and we saw 1-2 inches accumulate by mid-morning on the mid-mountain and summit snow stakes.

Coming up, moisture will stream over northern Colorado for the next 5-6 days, so expect more clouds than sunshine during this time. When a wave of energy and colder air moves through this flow over northern Colorado, this will help the atmosphere to convert some of the moisture to snow.

The next wave should…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 2, 2018 at 8:19am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Thursday, February 1, 2018

Joel Gratz

Now on Thursday morning, we have clouds and lots of moisture, but it appears that the best storm energy is tracking just a bit too far to the east and Steamboat has largely missed out on the flakes. We received a dusting on the summit snow stake camera, which is much less snow than I thought we’d see. This is a bummer, but we’ll have more chances for snow over the next few days.

The rest of Thursday should be dry or bring times of light snow, and temperatures will…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on February 1, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joel Gratz

On Tuesday, we saw partly sunny skies with a mid-mountain high temperature in the mid-20s.

Now on Wednesday morning, our temperature is warmer, still in the mid-20s, thanks to cloud cover and more wind than the previous nights. We’ll likely see mostly cloudy skies today on Wednesday, which will keep the temperature in the 20s to low 30s with flatter light conditions.

Then the weather will get interesting starting on Wednesday night and continue for about one…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 31, 2018 at 9:01am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joel Gratz

Tuesday and Wednesday’s weather should be similar to Monday – partly cloudy skies and high temperatures rising into the low-to-mid 30s on the hill.

Then the weather will get interesting starting on Wednesday night and continuing for about one week. The storm track will position itself near or over northern Colorado (where Steamboat is located) and this will bring chances for snow nearly every day and night for about one week.

The best chance for more intense…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 30, 2018 at 8:38am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, January 29, 2018

Joel Gratz

On Sunday, we had a mostly cloudy day thanks to weak energy and moisture that moved over Colorado’s northern mountains.

For the next three days, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, expect dry weather, partly-to-mostly sunny skies, and warmer temperatures with afternoon highs in the low 30s.

The next storm should bring snow on Wednesday night and Thursday (January 31 - February 1). Steamboat will likely be right on the edge between lighter snow accumulations (a…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 29, 2018 at 8:34am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Sunday, January 28, 2018

Joel Gratz-

Today on Sunday, weak energy and moisture will move over the northern mountains of Colorado (where Steamboat is located), and this will likely mean mostly cloudy skies with flurries. I was expecting more snow from this storm (perhaps a coating to a few inches), but we usually need cooling temperatures to get snow at Steamboat, and this storm is not bringing cooler temperatures, so now it appears that we’ll stay mostly dry. The high temperature on Sunday should be in the upper…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on January 28, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Saturday, January 27, 2018

Joel Gratz-

The official snow total from the storm on Thursday night and Friday morning was 8 inches, but the summit snow stake camera showed 15 inches, and it was absolute Champagne Powder as it was light, fluffy, and effortless to ski.

This is the Steamboat Surprise, where the forecast is for roughly 3-6 inches but you get 2-3x more than expected. It’s nearly impossible to forecast, because, while I’ve figured out a few conditions that need to be met for it to happen (wind from…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on January 27, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, January 26, 2018

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, January 26, 2018

Joel Gratz

It’s a magical morning in Steamboat on Friday!

The official snow report at 5:00 am says 5 inches at mid-mountain and the summit, but the summit snow-stake camera shows 9-10 inches as of 630 am, and the SNOTEL backcountry weather station on Buffalo Pass to the north of Steamboat shows about 10 inches with 0.3 inches of water content. That would be a snow-to-liquid ratio of 30-to-1, or…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 26, 2018 at 9:32am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Thursday, January 25, 2018

Joel Gratz

Thursday will be another dry and partly sunny day. Morning temperatures will be warmer on the mountain (the mid-20s) and colder at the base area (5F) and then by midday temperatures across the mountain will rise into the low 30s.

The upcoming storm should bring snow from near midnight Thursday through midday Friday. The snow on Thursday night will be steady and reasonably intense for a few hours, and then the snow will turn into more on-and-off showers on Friday…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 25, 2018 at 8:38am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, January 24, 2018

Joel Gratz

A weak storm cruised over northern Colorado on Monday night and dropped about 3 inches at the mid-mountain snow stake, and the summit snow stake camera also shows 3 inches as of 5 am on Tuesday morning. This new accumulation will make the already soft snow even softer, so get out and enjoy the fresh flakes! Any lingering snow showers should end by Tuesday mid-morning with perhaps an additional 1-2 inches of accumulation.

Following a dry period on Tuesday afternoon,…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 24, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Joel Gratz

A weak storm cruised over northern Colorado on Monday night and dropped about 3 inches at the mid-mountain snow stake, and the summit snow stake camera also shows 3 inches as of 5 am on Tuesday morning. This new accumulation will make the already soft snow even softer, so get out and enjoy the fresh flakes! Any lingering snow showers should end by Tuesday mid-morning with perhaps an additional 1-2 inches of accumulation.

Following a dry period on Tuesday afternoon,…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 23, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, January 22, 2018

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, January 22, 2018

Joel Gratz

I hope that you enjoyed the powder on Sunday! Following the 3.5 to 5 inches that accumulated on Saturday night, another 3 inches fell on Sunday afternoon when the wind direction swung around to blow from the northwest (a more favorable direction than northeast) and an additional 3 inches fell on Sunday night as a final piece of the storm’s energy moved over Steamboat. This means that you’ll find more soft…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 22, 2018 at 8:36am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Sunday, January 21, 2018

Joel Gratz-

Snow began to fall on Saturday evening, and by Sunday morning at 5 am, Steamboat received 3.5 inches at mid-mountain and 5.0 inches at the summit.

Expect light snow to continue during the day on Sunday with an additional 1-3 inches of accumulation. As the storm strengthens over eastern Colorado, the wind will blow from the northeast over Steamboat, and this is not a favorable wind direction for significant additional snowfall at Steamboat, which is why I am keeping my…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on January 21, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Saturday, January 20, 2018

Joel Gratz-

The weather on Friday was sunnier than I expected with temperatures topping out around 40 degrees. I hope you enjoyed the warmth as we are about to head into a colder period for the next 7-10 days (cold weather is also something to enjoy!).

The weather should be dry on Friday night and most of Saturday. Even though the storm is approaching, winds will blow from the south, and this is not a favorable wind direction for snow at Steamboat.

On Saturday night, expect…

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Added by Marilyn Littleton on January 20, 2018 at 8:25am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, January 19, 2018

Joel Gratz

Thursday’s high temperature at mid-mountain was around 30 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Friday should be even warmer with highs in the upper 30s. Expect similar or more clouds on Friday as the next storm approaches from the west.

The weather should be dry on Friday night and most of Saturday, then we will finally begin to see snowflakes starting Saturday late afternoon or evening, and the snow should continue through Sunday midday. It will NOT snow steadily…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 19, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Thursday, January 18, 2018

Joel Gratz

Wednesday’s high temperature at mid-mountain was in the upper 20’s to low-30s, and Thursday and Friday should be even warmer with highs in the upper-30s (though morning temperatures at the base will still be chilly). Expect more clouds on Thursday and Friday, though these should be high-altitude, thin clouds that only filter the sunshine rather than block it entirely.

The weekend storm is still going to happen, but the latest forecasts show that it will take longer…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 18, 2018 at 8:33am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Joel Gratz

Now on Wednesday morning, the base temperature is 2F, the mid-mountain temperature is 20F, and the summit temperature is 12F. This is the same temperature inversion we experienced on Tuesday morning, where you’ll find the coldest temperature at the base of the mountain. This happens often when we have nights with clear skies and light winds.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the weather will continue to be dry. High temperatures will be in the mid-30s on Wednesday…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on January 17, 2018 at 8:40am — No Comments

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