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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Thursday, May 17, 2018Joe Nicholls Forecast for Thursday, May 17, 2018

Joe Nicholls

A weak low pressure is moving across Nevada and into Utah, then into our area today and tomorrow. We'll see an increase in showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, and especially on Saturday, so I've increased the chances and amounts. The steering current next week is really weak, so once the moisture moves into the area, it's difficult to dry the air mass, so I'll keep a low chance of a couple of afternoon and evening thunderstorms in the forecast.

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 18, 2018 at 8:41am — No Comments

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Forest Service seeks comments on Skico’s plan to expand Aspen Mountain terrain, snowmaking

Scott Condon-The Aspen Times

The public is getting its chance to comment on Aspen Skiing Co.'s proposal to add the Pandora terrain to Aspen Mountain and enlarge the snowmaking system at the mountaintop.

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday it will hold a public open house to discuss the project Wednesday. The agency is urging interested parties to…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Thursday, May 17, 2018

Joe Nicholls

Another nice weather day, but we'll see an increase in moist, unstable air tomorrow through the weekend resulting in a scattering of mainly afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Our temperatures will be cooler over the weekend, but warm back closer to normal early next week.

Today-Sunny, with a high near 73. East southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Joe Nicholls

The low is moving from Nevada into Oregon; our moisture values will decrease today and tomorrow with the air mass becoming a little more stable. By Friday through the weekend, the low pressure moving into California this morning will be moving into our area bringing an increase in showers and thunderstorms. It's looking mainly scattered, and in the afternoon and early evening.

Today-Sunny, with a high near 73. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 16, 2018 at 8:32am — No Comments

Joe Nicholls Forecast for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joe Nicholls

The low pressure has shifted a little further west in the last 24 hours, so I continue to expect a decrease in activity to more isolated today and a couple of fairly nice weather days. The moisture and instability return Friday through the weekend with an increase in the showers and thunderstorms.

Today-Sunny, with a high near 68. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Tonight-Mostly clear, with a low around 38. West wind around 5…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Monday, May 14, 2018

Joe Nicholls

The low pressure remains over eastern Nevada this morning, and the latest data shows our lifted index between -2 and -3 this afternoon, so I'll keep the chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast. Overall, a little more stable air mass and drier tomorrow through Thursday, then an increase in showers and thunderstorms at the end of the week.

Joe is thinking that we have a Low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to Midnight. 

Today-Increasing clouds,…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Friday, May 11, 2018

Joe Nicholls

The low pressure is in the process of developing over northwest Utah with a little moisture and instability into the area today bringing a chance of a couple of showers and thunderstorms. The flow shifts to more southerly tomorrow, so less of a chance of a thunderstorm, but more of an increase on Sunday with a piece of the low pressure moving across the area.

Joe says: A low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 8 pm today.

Today-Isolated showers and…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Thurssday, May 10, 2018

Joe Nicholls

Low pressure is over the Pacific Northwest, and will strengthen over Utah during the next 48 hours, then remains stationary through early next week. We'll see a gradual increase in moisture leading to more showers and thunderstorms by the weekend and continue into early next week. 

Joe is calling for a low chance of thunderstorms from Noon to 8 pm.

Today-Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph in the…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Joe Nicholls

A weak system is moving across northern Utah this morning, and could be enough to generate an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Another low pressure will move into the interior of the West by Friday and Saturday, and the overnight models keep more of the energy over Utah. I'll keep the chance of showers and thunderstorms, and look at it again this afternoon and tomorrow.

Today-Increasing clouds, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the…

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Joe Nicholls Forecast for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Joe Nicholls

We should have a couple of really nice weather days with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. We'll see an area of low pressure impact us later Thursday, but mainly Friday and Saturday with some cooler temperatures and a change of showers and thunderstorms, especially on Friday.

NOAA-Steamboat Springs

Today-Sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tonight-Clear, with a low around 39. West wind…

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Joe Nicholls and NOAA Forecast for Monday, May 7, 2018

Joe Nicholls

A little cloudiness today, but should see a couple of quiet weather days with warm temperatures. We'll see more energy move into the West, as a couple of systems move into the Pacific Northwest, then southeastward across the area by Friday and Saturday. We'll see a chance of a couple of showers or thunderstorms on Thursday, then more coverage and cooler Friday and Saturday.

NOAA-Steamboat Springs

Today-Increasing clouds, with a high near 74. Light and variable…

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Joe Nicholls and CAIC Forecast for Friday, April 20, 2018

Joe Nicholls

Definitely an increase in moisture over the area with numerous showers on the radar. There's a little lightning over northern New Mexico and some of eastern Utah. The data shows a marginally unstable air mass, so a slight chance of a thunderstorm today, but with the lack of heating, these look fairly isolated. The air mass cools off tonight with the snow level dropping to the base, and into early tomorrow morning. Another system will clip the area on Monday.

Joe is…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on April 20, 2018 at 8:40am — No Comments

NOAA and CAIC Forecast for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Joe Nicholls/NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday Morning for Rabbit Ears Pass and Winter Park. 

Red Flag warning for the entire western portion of Colorado (almost including Steamboat Springs) 

Steamboat Springs

Today-Partly sunny, with a high near 60. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tonight-Showers likely, mainly after 5 am. Cloudy, with a low around 35.…

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Joe Nicholls/NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Joe Nicholls

It's a chilly morning, but it should be a nice weather day and much calmer than the last couple of days. The next system will move into California today and move inland tonight and tomorrow. Clouds with showers and a couple of thunderstorms possible on Friday with the overnight models showing closer to a half an inch liquid with snow levels starting at 9,000, but lowering to 8,000 feet. A couple of showers will linger into Saturday, then another system on…

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Joe Nicholls/NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Joe Nicholls

The cold front is just to the west of Craig at 7 am, and will move slowly eastward reaching us around noon or in the early afternoon. I saw the winds increased thru the afternoon yesterday and the gradients are tighter today, so windy and turning cooler with showers and a chance of a thunderstorm, then some snow! The next system moving into the West will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday, decreasing on Saturday with a nice weather day on…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on April 17, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, April 16, 2018

Joel Gratz

Thanks for reading the Steamboat Daily Snow during the 2017-2018 season!

Here is how the snow fell by month, compared to average:

November: -11%

December: -33%

January: -30%

February: +1%

March: +27%

In other words, it was an incredibly slow start, then the atmosphere gave us more hope later in the season, and we ended on a high note.

Even with well below-average snowfall for the season, the mountain was open, we…

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Steamboat Mountain Happenings for Friday, April 13, 2018

Joel Gratz

On Thursday evening, a cold front arrived and snow began to fall, and now on Friday morning, the official mid-mountain report and the summit snow stake camera both show 7 inches of new snow.

We are seeing a lull in the storm now early on Friday morning with a chilly temperature of 8F at the summit to 23F at the base. Snow showers should return by mid-to-late morning and continue through Friday night. Additional snowfall could range from 4-8 inches from Friday…

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Steamboat Mountain Happenings for Thursday, April 12, 2018

Joel Gratz

Thursday morning is remarkably warm with temperatures that never hit freezing on Wednesday night. Readings will be in the 40s for most of the day along with very strong winds, gusting to 30-50 mph during the middle of the day and the afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon, we could see a few showers, and then on Thursday night, a cold front will move through, bringing snow and dropping temperatures to the 20s and eventually to the teens. My snow forecast for Thursday night…

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Steamboat Mountain Happenings for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Joel Gratz

Wednesday morning is warm, with temperatures near freezing at the summit and already in the 40s on the rest of the mountain. We’ll see clouds this morning, then from late morning through afternoon, skies should be mostly sunny with temperatures warming into the upper 40s and low 50s.

Thursday will start out dry and warm, then the next storm will push a few showers into the area by the afternoon.

On Thursday night, a cold front will move through, and…

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