The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Monday, April 2, 2018

Joel Gratz

The weather on Monday will be warm, with high temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s, and it will also be very windy, with gusts of 30-50mph on the ridges.

Then on Monday night, another fast-moving storm will bring a few hours of snow between 600pm and 300am with 2-4 inches likely accumulating by the first chair on Tuesday morning. To get the most enjoyment from this new snow on Tuesday morning, plan to be on the first chair, before the sunshine turns the new powder into mush, and ski the groomers and north-facing terrain as these areas will have the softest, least crunchy base.

The weather on Tuesday through Thursday should be dry, with mid-level and high-level clouds filtering the sunshine.

From Thursday night through Saturday morning, we could see times of precipitation with snow near the top of the mountain and raindrops possible near the base.

Then between Saturday night and Monday morning, I expect a stronger storm that will start warm with cold air slowly filtering into Colorado. We’ll likely enjoy thicker, denser powder during the day on Sunday, and if we can keep the snow going on Sunday evening as the colder air arrives, Monday morning might be the time to enjoy the best quality (fluffier) powder. Total snowfall from this storm could be in the range of 5-15 inches.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Scattered snow showers, mainly after 3 pm. Some thunder is also possible. Increasing clouds, with a high near 42. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tonight-Scattered snow showers, mainly before 2 am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -10. Windy, with a west wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Tuesday-Sunny, with a high near 24. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 18. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Wednesday-Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

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

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