On Tuesday we saw clouds and light snow showers, mostly in the morning, amounting to 1-2 inches at the summit snow stake. Also, temperatures warmed during the day and didn’t drop much overnight.
Now on Wednesday morning, clouds are continuing to stream over Colorado as moisture pushes into the state in advance of the next storm. Expect a partly-to-mostly cloudy day with temperatures warming into the 30s.
Thursday should be similar to Wednesday with lots of…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 21, 2018 at 8:46am — No Comments
Monday was a fantastic powder day with a storm total of 17 inches at the summit – I hope you were out there! Also, the summit snow stake camera shows that 2 inches of snow accumulated late on Monday night as moisture and storm energy lingered over northern Colorado. Light snow is still falling as I write this forecast at 700 am on Tuesday, and this additional snow should keep yesterday's powder soft.
The rest of Tuesday and Tuesday night should be similar to Monday…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 20, 2018 at 8:58am — No Comments
The snow started falling on Sunday afternoon and the summit snow stake camera shows about 12 inches at 400 am. I did not think we would see this 'extra' snow due to a wind forecasted to blow from the northwest, but the actual wind direction is from the west based on the weather station at the top of Steamboat, and a wind from the west is the best direction. Enjoy the fluffy powder on Monday morning and we should get a few additional inches through…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 19, 2018 at 9:02am — No Comments
Sunday, today, is when the storm arrives, and I do not see any data that would make me change the forecast.
We will begin to see snow showers starting on Sunday mid-morning or midday, then we should see steadier snow on Sunday late afternoon. You'll likely find a bit of fresh snow as the day goes on, with the best runs close to when the lifts close.
On Sunday night, the storm will strengthen to the east of Colorado and this will create a northwest wind over…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on March 18, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Saturday will be a beautiful day with warm temperatures (in the 30s) and lots of sunshine. Enjoy!
The next storm will bring snow showers starting on Sunday early morning, then we should see steadier snow from Sunday late morning through Sunday afternoon. You'll likely find deeper and softer powder as the day goes on, with the best runs during the afternoon.
On Sunday night, the storm will strengthen to the east of Colorado and this will create a northwest wind…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on March 17, 2018 at 9:08am — No Comments
The official snow report on Friday morning says 3 inches, and it looks like an additional half inch accumulated after 500 am, so now at 700 am I think I’ll call a storm total of 3.5 inches. Snow conditions should be soft on the north-facing, lower angle groomers while anything south facing or steeper will likely retain a crust from the previous warm days.
The rest of Friday should turn out to be sunnier with temperatures rising into the 20s. The higher sun…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 16, 2018 at 8:44am — No Comments
Wednesday was very warm with high temperatures ranging from 40F at the summit to 50+F at the base. Now on Thursday morning, the summit temperature is still very warm, around 30F, and we should see these readings rise by a few degrees today. Also, expect a strong wind from the south which is blowing in advance of our next storm.
Late on Thursday afternoon, expect a period of intense snow, likely starting between 400-600 pm. This intense snow could drop 1-3 inches per…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 15, 2018 at 8:18am — No Comments
Wednesday will be warm with highs in the low 40's, along with partly-to-mostly cloudy skies as moisture increases ahead of our next storm. We could also see somewhat stronger winds on exposed ridges and the summit – nothing too extreme, just more noticeable than the lighter winds of the past few days.
From Wednesday night through Thursday early afternoon, while most of the time will be dry, there will be an outside chance for a shower. Due to the warm temperatures…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 14, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments
Monday was a partly sunny day with high temperatures between 30-40F.
Today, Tuesday, should be a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the 30s.
Wednesday will be even warmer, with highs in the 40s, along with the chance for more clouds than on Tuesday. Clouds matter in the spring-time forecast because their presence or absence helps to determine at what time the harder snow surface in the morning (due to the colder overnight…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 13, 2018 at 8:52am — No Comments
Sunday was a sunny and warm day with high temperatures ranging from 35-45F from the summit to the base.
Now on Monday morning, a weak storm to the north has pushed lower clouds into Colorado’s northern mountains, and these clouds should hang around for most of the day. Expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky with a few snow showers and temperatures rising into the upper 20s to low 30s. There is a chance for a little bit of snow accumulation (0-2 inches) from this…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 12, 2018 at 8:46am — No Comments
Well, the storm on Friday night and Saturday was a disappointment, only bringing a dusting to an inch to Steamboat, and not the 2-4 inches that I was expecting. Every storm is an opportunity to figure out why the atmosphere brings more snow to certain mountains and not others. In this case, the higher-elevation mountains just to the east of Steamboat received 3-7 inches of snow, and I think the reason that Steamboat did not get more snow was the lack of cooling during this…
Added by Marilyn Littleton on March 11, 2018 at 8:23am — No Comments
A storm began to drop snow on Colorado’s northern mountains on Friday night, and Steamboat saw a quick shower that left a dusting of snow in the very early hours of Saturday morning.
Now on Saturday mid-morning, there are snow showers around Steamboat but it is not snowing steadily as I write this at 700 am. Most short-range, high-resolution weather forecast models show that snow showers will continue for the northern mountains through Saturday afternoon, and for…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 10, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments
Thursday’s weather was sunny and warm, with a high temperature of about 30F at the summit. It was also a bit windier than previous days, which you could feel in areas that were not as sheltered from the breeze (on exposed ridges, away from the trees).
Friday’s weather will be similar to Thursday with a high temperature in the low 30s and gusty winds. We’ll also see more clouds throughout the day as moisture increases ahead of our next storm. These clouds plus…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 9, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments
The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday started with a few clouds and then turned into a perfect day with bluebird skies, light winds, and high temperatures that hit about 20F at the summit and about 30F at the base.
The rest of the week, from Wednesday through Friday, will also be sunny with warmer temperatures. Highs on Wednesday should be in the upper 20s to low 30s, with temperatures reaching the 30s to low 40s on Thursday and…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 7, 2018 at 8:49am — No Comments
Monday was a cloudy, windy, and cold day with temperatures topping out around 10F at the summit. We also saw a few snow showers which delivered one inch of new accumulation at mid-mountain.
Now on Tuesday morning, the temperature is still cold (0F at the summit), but the clouds are clearing, and the rest of Tuesday should be sunny all day with light winds and a temperature rising to the upper teens to low 20s.
The rest of the week, from Wednesday through…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 6, 2018 at 8:20am — No Comments
Sunday was warm and windy during the morning, then the cold front arrived at 1100 am and temperatures quickly dropped by 10-15 degrees. The snow started between noon and 100 pm and 4 inches accumulated by the end of the day, which was enough to create soft turns on some of the lower-angle or north-facing terrain. An additional inch fell after lifts closed, which brings the 24-hour tally to 5 inches by Monday morning. Five inches was at the lower end of my 4-8 forecast…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 5, 2018 at 8:38am — No Comments
It’s Sunday morning and it is hard to imagine that a storm is coming because the sky is clear and the temperature is warm, in the mid-20s at the summit and in the low-30s at mid-mountain and the base.
However, the storm is coming, although it might arrive a few hours later than I thought yesterday. Expect the cold front to arrive and snow showers to start between about 1200 pm and 200 pm with snow continuing through Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, and Sunday…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Friday was a sunny and warm day with afternoon high temperature reaching of 35F at the summit and 45F at the base.
Saturday will be similar to Friday with sunny skies and afternoon highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.
On Sunday morning, you’ll wake up to dry weather and perhaps some sunshine and breezy conditions. Then expect a cold front and snow to start between about 1100 am and noon with snow continuing through Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, and Sunday…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on March 3, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Thursday was a sunny day with a high temperature of about 25F on the hill. Then we saw a few clouds and very light snow showers early on Thursday night, but those clouds have passed and Friday morning is once again dawning with a clear sky.
The weather on Friday and Saturday will be mostly sunny with the warmest temperatures of the week, topping out between about 35-40F on the hill.
Then a strong and slow-moving storm over the west coast will finally arrive in…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 2, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments
On Wednesday we saw a few times when clouds shrouded the upper mountain, though no snowfall resulted from these clouds.
Now on Thursday, we’ll start the day with clear skies and temperatures ranging from 9F at the base to 20F at mid-mountain to 12F at the summit. With plenty of sunshine during the day, these temperatures should begin to equalize and on-mountain highs should top out in the upper 20s with base temperatures…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on March 1, 2018 at 8:05am — No Comments