The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Thursday, January 4, 2018

Joel Gratz

Morning temperature inversions (cooler air at a lower elevation) are standard in Steamboat during stretches of dry, clear, and calm weather. On Thursday morning, you’ll find lots of sunshine with a temperature near the river of about -5F, a temperature at the base area of about 10F, and a temperature at mid-mountain of about 20F. By midday, temperatures from base-to-summit should warm nicely into the upper-20s to low-30s with plenty of sunshine. These conditions will be repeated on Friday.

On Saturday, expect clouds to increase during the day, with light snow beginning during the late afternoon or early evening. On Saturday night, snow will likely intensify, and I think you’ll wake up on Sunday morning to 3-6 inches of fresh powder with light snow continuing to fall through mid-morning. Plan to ski on Sunday morning to take advantage of the new flakes!

From Sunday evening through Tuesday morning I think we’ll see dry weather, then the next storm will bring snow sometime between late Tuesday through Friday, January 12th. I do not think it will snow during this whole window, but I cannot pinpoint the timing or track of the storm just yet, so I’ll leave the forecast more general and we will fill in the details over the next few days.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Sunny, with a high near 29. West wind around 5 mph.

Tonight-Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

Friday-Partly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night-Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

Saturday-A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. West southwest wind around 10 mph.

On this date in 1923, Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin. To wit: “Stalin is too rude and this defect, although quite tolerable in our midst and in dealing among us Communists, becomes intolerable in a Secretary-General. That is why I suggest that the comrades think about a way of removing Stalin from that post and appointing another man in his stead who in all other respects differs from Comrade Stalin in having only one advantage, namely, that of being more tolerant, more loyal, more polite and more considerate to the comrades, less capricious, etc. This circumstance may appear to be a negligible detail. But I think that from the standpoint of safeguards against a split and from the standpoint of what I wrote above about the relationship between Stalin and Trotsky it is not a [minor] detail, but it is a detail which can assume decisive importance.”

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