The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Joel Gratz

We saw snowflakes through the first 2/3rds of Monday as a narrow band of precipitation set up over northwestern Colorado. These flakes amounted to 1 inch at mid-mountain and 2 inches at the summit. Then the snow came to an end on Monday night as the storm moved to the south.

On Tuesday morning, skies are clear and we’ll see plenty of sunshine with temperatures rising from a morning low of about 15F to an afternoon high in the upper 20s to low 30s.

The next chance for snow will be from Wednesday midday through Thursday afternoon. Yesterday, it appeared that most of this snow would fall on Wednesday night, but now it looks like this storm will bring a more extended chance for snow during a 36-hour stretch. I still think that we’ll see snow totals of about 3-6 inches by the end of Thursday, and Thursday will be the best chance to ski at least a few inches of soft powder.

Following that storm, we’ll see dry weather for Friday and Saturday, then the next extended chance for snow will be from Saturday night through Monday morning, though I do not have much confidence in the details and snow totals could range from just an inch or two or perhaps more than 6 inches.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Today-Sunny, with a high near 28. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight-Scattered snow showers, mainly after 3 am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 17. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday-Snow showers likely, mainly after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Areas of fog before 1 pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Wednesday Night-A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 18. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Thursday-A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 29. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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

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