The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Joel Gratz

We saw snow showers on Monday, which resulted in about 1 inch of accumulation, then the more intense snow hit on Monday afternoon with about 4 inches falling during the late afternoon and early evening. The official Tuesday morning snow report shows 5 inches at the mid-mountain snow stake.

Tuesday morning’s snow will likely be on the denser side due to the wind and cold temperatures. Speaking of temperatures, they will start the day at 0-5F above zero and will likely not get much warmer. Even though we will have lingering moisture and storm energy over Colorado, the cold temperatures on Tuesday will limit any additional snow to 1-2 inches.

Then Tuesday night and Wednesday will be dry.

From Wednesday night through Sunday, a series of storms of weak to moderate strength should move across Colorado. I do not have much confidence in the details of this snowfall, but multiple days of light snow could add up to soft conditions on Saturday, perhaps Sunday afternoon, and then we could see another system during the middle of next week.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 9 am. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 4. Wind chill values as low as -25. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight-Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around -6. Wind chill values as low as -25. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday-A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 2 pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 13. Wind chill values as low as -25. South southwest wind around 10 mph.

Wednesday Night-A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday-A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Infrared Satellite Image

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