The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Joel Gratz

We will trade powder days for dry days this week as Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be dry and warm with highs in the 40s near and above mid-mountain. High-and-mid-level clouds could filter the sunshine at times, which could slow the softening process of the snow, but with warm temperatures, the snow will eventually soften and you'll enjoy classic spring skiing. The only weather issues will be a few showers on Wednesday, and gusty winds on Thursday.

Then our final storm of the season is still on track to bring snow from Thursday night through Saturday midday with 6-12+ inches of accumulation. This storm will be colder than the previous system, so expect snow to fall all the way to the base and snow quality to be light and fluffy.

Skiing powder will be best all-day Friday with snow that gets deeper through the day, and also on Saturday morning when the snow should be the softest. The only issue with Saturday morning is if the clouds clear early, which would allow the sun to turn the powder into mush earlier in the day.

After that, Sunday, April 15th, closing day, should turn out dry and sunny.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Sunny, with a high near 42. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight-Patchy blowing snow after 11 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday-Patchy blowing snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 46. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Wednesday Night-Patchy blowing snow after 3 am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Windy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.

Thursday-Snow showers likely after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Patchy blowing snow before 8 am, then areas of blowing snow after 4 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 40. Windy, with a south southwest wind 30 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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

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