The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Sunday, March 4, 2018

Joel Gratz

It’s Sunday morning and it is hard to imagine that a storm is coming because the sky is clear and the temperature is warm, in the mid-20s at the summit and in the low-30s at mid-mountain and the base.

However, the storm is coming, although it might arrive a few hours later than I thought yesterday. Expect the cold front to arrive and snow showers to start between about 1200 pm and 200 pm with snow continuing through Sunday afternoon, Sunday evening, and Sunday night.

I think we’ll see 2-4 inches accumulate on Sunday late afternoon, so expect soft turns during the last few runs on Sunday.

Then after lifts close on Sunday afternoon, we should see snow showers continue through the evening with an additional 2-4 inches of accumulation. Some models show that we could get snow amounts greater than 2-4 inches, so keep your eye on the snow-stake camera at the summit to see if the snow is piling up. For a time on Sunday evening, all factors could come together to create a decent amount of additional snow (jet stream overhead, wind direction from the west-northwest, wrap-around moisture), so this will be an interesting time with good possibilities, but I hate to over promise, so just hope for the best and keep your eye on the snow stake cam.

Later on Sunday night, I think temperatures will become too cold for big snow accumulations, so the sweet spot for our chance of more-than-expected snowfall will be on Sunday early evening through about midnight.

On Monday morning, you’ll find soft and untracked powder in the morning (due to the snow that fell on Sunday evening) and dress warmly as we’ll see temperatures in the teens with lingering clouds and snow showers.

From Tuesday through Friday expect dry weather with comfortable temperatures (in the 20s and 30s), and the next chance for snow will be sometime between Friday night and Sunday (March 9-11). After that, the next chance for snow should be around Saturday, March 17.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 9:00 am this morning to 9:00 am Monday

Today-Snow showers, mainly after 11 am. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Patchy blowing snow after 10 am. High near 30. Wind chill values as low as -10. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Tonight-Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow. Low around 3. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Monday Snow showers likely, mainly before 11 am. Areas of blowing snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Monday Night A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4. Wind chill values as low as -15. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tuesday-Mostly sunny, with a high near 19. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

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