The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Friday, March 9, 2018

Joel Gratz

Thursday’s weather was sunny and warm, with a high temperature of about 30F at the summit. It was also a bit windier than previous days, which you could feel in areas that were not as sheltered from the breeze (on exposed ridges, away from the trees).

Friday’s weather will be similar to Thursday with a high temperature in the low 30s and gusty winds. We’ll also see more clouds throughout the day as moisture increases ahead of our next storm. These clouds plus the wind could make the temperature feel a bit cooler than it really is.

The next storm will arrive on Friday night and I expect snow to fall between about late Friday evening through Saturday midday. I think 2-4 inches is a reasonable forecast, with the best chance for snow during Saturday morning. The base will be hard and crunchy in many areas, though the groomers should ski nicely with a fresh coat of snow on top.

Following this system, we should see dry weather on Saturday night and Sunday morning, then a weak and disorganized storm from the southwest could bring more clouds and times of flurries or light snow later on Sunday and Monday. Accumulations should be very light.

Next Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry and warm, then the next storm will slowly move toward Colorado later in the week. We’ll have a chance for snow next Thursday, but the best chance for more significant accumulations will be from later next Friday through next weekend. Even though this storm is over one week away, I still have reasonable confidence that we could enjoy a significant powder day or two sometime next weekend or even into early the following week (March 17-19). Keep your schedule open:-)

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Partly sunny, with a high near 31. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight-Scattered snow showers, mainly after 9 pm. Cloudy, with a low around 19. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Saturday-Scattered snow showers, mainly before 11 am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 24. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night-Mostly clear, with a low around 11. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southeast after midnight.

Sunday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. East wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Monday-Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

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