The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, December 29, 2017

Joel Gratz

The weather on Friday and Saturday will be partly-to-mostly sunny with comfortable temperatures heading into the mid-to-upper 30s by early afternoon. Lather on the sunscreen and enjoy the 150 trails which are currently open at Steamboat. Our snowpack is only 69% of average for this date, so be thankful for the hard work of the snowmaking team and the luck of receiving 32 inches of snow in the past week, which all helped to open a good chunk of the mountain.

Looking further ahead, a weak storm to the north of Colorado should bring a few flakes on Saturday night. I am keeping my snow forecast at 1-3 inches, and since the storm’s track is a bit to the north of Steamboat, my expectations for more significant totals are low. Then the weather on Sunday through Wednesday should be dry.

Starting on Thursday, January 4th, more active weather should hit the western US and there will be chances for snow on many days between January 4th and at least January 12th.

Thanks for reading and expect my next update on Saturday morning.

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Saturday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night-A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Sunday-A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

New Year's Day-Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.

On this date in 1930, Fred P. Newton completed the longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, MN, to New Orleans, LA.

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