On Tuesday we saw temperatures stay near or just below zero all day with a mix of a few clouds and breaks of sunshine. The 5 inches of new snow that fell on Monday night was just below my forecast range, but still, we'll take the powder and look forward to more!
Now on Wednesday morning, the temperature is between -5F to +5F from base to summit, and the sunshine should warm us into the 10-15F range by midday. Thanks to the cold temperatures, you will likely find soft snow across the mountain on Wednesday, and the snow may also feel ‘slow’ due to the cold temperatures.
Looking ahead, we will have three storms during the next five days.
The first storm will bring light snow on Wednesday night and Thursday with 1-3 inches of accumulation and the softest turns on Thursday. This storm is not the perfect setup for Steamboat as the wind direction will be from the south.
The second storm will bring light-to-moderate snow on Friday afternoon and Friday night with 3-6 inches of accumulation and the softest turns on Saturday first chair. This storm is setting up better as we’ll see winds from the west and northwest on Friday night.
The third storm will bring light-to-moderate snow on Sunday with 3-6 inches of accumulation and the softest turns on Sunday midday and afternoon. Again, the setup for this storm is pretty good with winds from the west.
Then we’ll have dry weather from Sunday night through Tuesday with snow likely returning next Wednesday and/or Thursday.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for an update each morning!
Today-A 10 percent chance of snow after 5 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 12. Wind chill values as low as -20. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west in the afternoon.
Tonight-A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly after 9 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
Thursday-A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 17. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
Thursday Night-A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 7. South wind around 10 mph. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
Friday-Snow likely, mainly after 11 am. Cloudy, with a high near 18. South wind around 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.