We're looking like we're in a fairly quiet weather pattern today and tomorrow with the models showing some showers down by I-70. We'll gradually see the moisture spread northward, but I don't see much more than scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms through early in the week.
No chance of thunderstorms today.
NOAA - Steamboat Springs
TodaySunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 18, 2017 at 9:07am — No Comments
The dew points are dropping, and the atmosphere is trying to dry and stablize. Still a slight chance of a brief shower or thunderstorm today, but most of the activity will be south of the area. In fact, through early next week, just enough moisture and instability to mention an isolated thunderstorm, but I wouldn't really change any outdoor plans.
Given the discussion, Joe is calling for a low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 6 pm.
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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 17, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments
TOWN CHALLENGE SUNSHINE LOOP XC BIKE RACE: AUG. 16
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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 16, 2017 at 10:18am — No Comments
After a couple of active weather days, should be much quieter over the next couple of days. The satellite images show a system over Nevada that isn't handled well by the models, so I'm keeping a very slight chance in the forecast, but anything today or tomorrow is pretty isolated and likely not to stay around for very long.
Joe predicts a low chance of thunderstorms from 4 to 8 pm today.
NOAA - Steamboat Springs
Today - Scattered sprinkles before…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 16, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments
There's still some light showers over the region this morning and likely to see some development this afternoon. We begin to dry and stablize the air mass tomorrow with more isolated development, then Thursday and Friday are looking like awesome weather days! We'll see a return of enough moisture and instability over the weekend for some isolated afternoon thunderstorms.
Joe is calling for a low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 8 pm.
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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 15, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments
A fairly decent cold front front has moved into the northern Rockies and trails back across southern Idaho and into northern Nevada. This system will continue southeastward bringing an increase in clouds along with some showers and thunderstorms. The front will push down toward I-70 later tomorrow and Wednesday, and as long as it stays there, we should see a couple of nice weather days. The problem, is that there's a tendency for these washed out fronts to push back…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 14, 2017 at 12:36pm — No Comments
I've had to adjust some timing and a little of the thought process with this forecast. The air mass is still fairly moist and unstable enough for a couple of showers and thunderstorms. There's a little activity this morning, then this should decrease a little later this morning and during the early afternoon, then come back later in the afternoon and evening. The bigger adjustment is for tomorrow afternoon and evening, and on Sunday, as the overnight models show better…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 11, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments
The moist westerly flow continues, and we'll see another fairly active weather day. The models continue to show a little drier and somewhat more stable air mass this weekend, but not sure I trust it. I do expect a decrease in the thunderstorm coverage, but I still believe we'll see a couple in the area each afternoon, and even an increase by early next week.
Joe says: A Low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 4 pm, followed by a Moderate chance from then to 8 pm…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 10, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments
6 MILLION DOLLAR BAND
Enjoy the Kick Off to the Steamboat Wine Festival with a free concert featuring the 6 Million Dollar Band on August 10. 6 Million Dollar Band specializes in performing high energy 80’s new wave dance hits exactly as the original artists. Concert starts at 7:00 pm on the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 9, 2017 at 9:49am — No Comments
There's some impressive rainfall totals from across the area yesterday, so it was good to hit the forecast hard. The data this morning continues to keep a really unstable air mass over us today and tomorrow, so I kept it very busy in the weather department! We do dry the air mass some Friday, and drier with a more stable air mass over the weekend. This should limit the development to just isolated activity.
Joe's prediction for today is a Low chance from Noon to 4…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 9, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
A weak upper level low pressure is over the Great Basin this morning and will be moving slowly eastward today and tomorrow. The air mass over us is moist, and becomes fairly unstable later this morning thru early evening, and again looking really unstable tomorrow afternoon with the lifted index coming in at -4! We'll begin the drying out process to the air mass Thursday through the weekend, but still a chance of a couple of thunderstorms each afternoon.
Joe is of…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 8, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
The moisture is pooling over the region, so a lot of clouds over the next couple of days with an increase in showers and thunderstorms. I expect some areas of heavier rainfall, especially near the thunderstorms. A gradual decrease in the activity at the end of the week and next weekend, but still a chance each afternoon or early evening.
Joe is calling for a low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 4 pm, a moderate chance from 4 pm to 8 pm, and a low chance from…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 7, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments
NOAA - Steamboat Springs
Today - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight - Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Saturday - A 20 percent chance of showers and…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 4, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments
A fair amount of cloudiness over the area this morning, and I expect we'll see an increase in activity fairly early today with the lifted index to -3 prior to noon. The air mass isn't super saturated, so rainfall amounts, if any, will be light. We should see minimal activity tomorrow and Saturday, but I'm going to move the timing up on the convective activity to Sunday and that increase will last into the coming week. The high pressure is shifting away from the area with…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 3, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
We’ll see a weak front settle into the area later today through midday on Thursday, and should be just strong enough to generate a couple of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. A little drier air mass Friday and Saturday, so anything that develops will be isolated. I do see more of an increase in moisture and a chance of thunderstorms increasing early next week.
Joe is calling for a low chance of thunderstorms from 4 pm to Midnight.
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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 2, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
AUGUST 1, 2017
OUTDOOR YOGA: AUGUST 4 AT 10:30 AM
Come experience this outdoor yoga class with breathtaking views at the top of the gondola. The gondola opens at 10:00 am and the class begins at 10:30 am. Bring your own mat, limited mats will be available to use. Gondola ticket is required and a suggested donation: $10. This class will be cancelled in bad weather. Call 970-870-1522 to find out if class…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 1, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments
The high pressure is moving a little further northwest of the area with a fairly weak front moving across us tomorrow and Thursday bringing a slight increase in a chance of a thunderstorm. I think today will be similar to yesterday, when we developed a couple of cells, but they decreased fairly rapidly. The moisture will increase later Sunday into early next week, bringing another increase in the chance of thunderstorms.
Joe is calling for a low chance of…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on August 1, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments
The high pressure is strengthening over the West with our flow more from the north and northeast, so we're drying out the air mass. We could see an isolated thunderstorm, but these would have high bases with mainly gusty winds and lightning, and these would be very brief. A slight increase in the thunderstorm coverage on Wednesday and Thursday, b ut certainly not a big surge of moisture.
NOAA - Steamboat Springs
Today - Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on July 31, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments
The satellite images show a system over east central Nevada and into northern Utah that the models are handling poorly. This system should bring a little lift to the air mass later this afternoon and evening, so I'll keep the showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. As I look at the pattern through the weekend, and into early next week, I see enough moisture and instability for a chance of a shower or thunderstorm each afternoon and evening with a little more acitivty…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on July 28, 2017 at 8:59am — No Comments
Steamboat Ski Area unveils new ski season flights from Austin, Kansas City
Tom Ross - Steamboat Today
Steamboat's ski season airline program is poised to tap into two new markets known as desirable destinations for lovers of barbecue and music.
The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. announced July 26 that inaugural flights from Austin, Texas, and Kansas City, Missouri, to Yampa Valley Regional Airport will begin Dec. 13 and continue through…Continue
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