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 mid-morning through Friday night. This storm does not have nearly as much moisture as the previous storm, so snow totals could be on the lower end of this range, but if we see a few intense squalls, then we’ll get closer to the upper end of the range.

Following the soft snow on Saturday morning, the rest of Saturday will be dry, and then for closing day on Sunday, April 15th, we’ll have dry, sunny, and reasonably warm weather with a temperature from the upper 30s to mid-40s – perfect conditions for celebrating the end of the season!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for an update each morning!

NOAA-Mount Werner

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 9 pm tonight

Today-Snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. High near 20. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Tonight-Snow showers likely, mainly before 7 pm. Patchy blowing snow between midnight and 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday-A 20 percent chance of snow showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 28. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind around 10 mph.

Sunday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Monday-Partly sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy.

If you are using ski area lifts to access the back country, the CAIC forecast for areas outside our boundary is Moderate on all aspects and elevations.

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