The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, January 12, 2018

Joel Gratz

Good Friday morning – get out on the hill because the powder will be excellent!

After a mostly dry day on Thursday, Steamboat received 3-4 inches on Thursday night between midnight and 5 am. It’s snowing hard as I type this at 7 am on Friday, and there should be an additional 4-8 inches of snow during the morning and midday on Friday. All of this new snow on top of the soft base (thanks to the snow on Wednesday) means that you’ll find fantastic powder on Friday – enjoy!

Snow should wind down by Friday afternoon or evening, and on Saturday you’ll likely find mostly dry and partly sunny weather with perhaps some leftover powder from the snow on Friday.

The weather on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday will be dry, and then on Wednesday, we might see a few snow showers with accumulations of a dusting to perhaps a few inches.

Later in the week, a significant storm should hit Steamboat from later Friday through Saturday (January 19-20), and it is looking likely that Saturday the 20th will be a powder day. I usually do not talk about potential powder days that are 7-8 days away because the forecast will change, but in this case, there is remarkable consistency between all models, so I wanted to mention the good chance of powder next Saturday.

Also, the weather pattern should be active across the western US through the end of January, and this should mean chances for snow every few days at Steamboat through the end of the month. Woohoo!

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Winter Weather Advisory until 6 pm Today

Today-Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly before 10 am. Widespread fog. High near 21. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight-A 50 percent chance of snow. Areas of fog before 3 am, then patchy fog after 4 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind 10 to 15 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday-A 20 percent chance of snow before 11 am. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 22. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night-Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

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