We will see three-storms through Sunday.
The first storm arrived late on Wednesday night with 1/2 inch being reported on the mid-mountain snow stake as of 500 am on Thursday. We should see the snow showers continue on Thursday with 1-3 inches of accumulation and this should keep the groomers and north-facing slopes soft and fun.
The snow showers will likely wind down on Thursday night and Friday, though they may not stop completely and some weather forecast models hint that Steamboat is favored for additional accumulations, so we might see another 1-3 inches by Friday morning.
The second storm will bring steadier snow from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning with 3-6 inches of accumulation. This should provide a low-end powder morning for first chair on Saturday. Also, keep your eye on the summit snow stake camera as there are some aspects about this storm (wind direction switching to blow from the west and northwest, cooling temperatures) that could bring more snow than forecast to Steamboat. The limiting factor for snowfall will be the cold temperatures, which will drop to the single digits on Saturday morning.
I think we’ll see some breaks of sunshine on Saturday, then the third and final storm will bring snow from Saturday evening through Sunday midday with an additional 2-5 inches of accumulation. This final storm should keep the snow soft and fresh for Sunday morning.
Next week, we’ll have dry weather from Sunday afternoon through Tuesday, with snow likely returning sometime between next Tuesday evening and Thursday.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for an update each morning!
Today-Snow showers likely, mainly between 11 am and 4 pm. Patchy blowing snow between 1 pm and 4 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 16. West wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Tonight-A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -10. West wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south after midnight. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday-Snow showers likely, mainly after 11 am. Patchy blowing snow after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. Wind chill values as low as -10. South wind around 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Friday Night-Snow showers likely, mainly before 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2. Wind chill values as low as -15. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Saturday-A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 11. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Saturday Night-A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Sunday-A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 14.