The Steamboat Daily Snow Forecast for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Joel Gratz

Tuesday night was dry, and now on Wednesday morning, snow just began to fall steadily at around 7 am.

From Wednesday morning through Wednesday last chair, expect moderate to intense snowfall with 3-6+ inches of accumulation. There should be more powder on the slopes throughout the day. Temperatures will start warm, with thicker, denser snow, then should cool with fluffier snow by afternoon.

On Wednesday night, a favorable wind from the northwest should keep snow showers going and we will likely pick up another 2-4 inches. This means that you’ll find even softer and deeper conditions on Thursday morning - go get the pow!

On Thursday there will be a break in the accumulating snow during most of the day.

From Thursday night through Friday evening, a second storm will clip northern Colorado with an additional 5-10 inches of snow. When you look at the snow report on Friday morning, realize that there will be more snow falling throughout the day on Friday and conditions will be deeper when you get out on the hill to ski

Again, your best chance to ski fresh powder will be on Wednesday afternoon, first chair on Thursday, and most of the day on Friday, with total accumulations from Wednesday through Friday reaching into the double-digits.

There could still be a bit of powder on Saturday morning, then the rest of the weekend should be dry. Light snow is possible at times next week, then a more significant storm will likely arrive starting on or around January 19th or 20th.

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

NOAA-Mount Werner

Winter Storm Warning in effect until Noon Thursday

Today-Snow showers. The snow could be heavy at times. Widespread blowing snow, mainly after 1 pm. Patchy fog between 10 am and noon. High near 28. Blustery, with a west northwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

Tonight-Snow showers likely, mainly before 9 pm. Patchy fog before midnight, then patchy fog after 1 am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 7. Blustery, with a west wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Thursday-A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11 am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 16. West wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night-Snow showers likely, mainly after 11 pm. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Friday-Snow showers likely. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow before 11 am. Cloudy, with a high near 22. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

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