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  • Humidity↑83% / ↓97%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth69"
Mostly cloudy before noon and then mostly cloudy later into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to -14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
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  • Dewpoint↓4° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑74% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 28 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -24 to 0 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑66% / ↓96%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth12"
Cloudy throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.11 to 0.53 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 23rd
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑7°
  • Humidity↑60% / ↓94%
  • Regional New Snow5"
  • Regional Snow Depth13"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.12 to 0.6 inches
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming W 4 to 13 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -8 to 14 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 24th
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  • Dewpoint↓11° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↑60% / ↓90%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting before noon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 45 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -7 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 25th
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  • Dewpoint↓14° / ↑2°
  • Humidity↑59% / ↓83%
  • Regional New Snow4"
  • Regional Snow Depth16"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.09 to 0.45 inches
Winds W 19 to 31 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -1 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update20 Feb @ 03:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs6"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs7"
  • Season Total175"
  • Average Base Depth69"
  • Today's Snow Potential1"
Comments
25in, past 7 days. Snow surface is powder and packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation10,568ft
  • Base Elevation6,900ft
  • Vertical Drop3,668ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails165 of 165
  • Lifts15 of 18
  • Acreage2965 of 2965 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails93 ( 56% )
  • Trails with Snow Making54 ( % )
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Conditions
  • Humidity81%
  • Dewpoint-1°
  • Sustained 0mph
  • Gusting 0mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth73"
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Unreported
Location
9 Miles NE Steamboat Springs CO
  • Elevation10,669ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 06:07
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Conditions
  • Humidity65%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth49"
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Partly Cloudy
Location
3 Miles SE Steamboat Springs CO
  • Elevation6,703ft
  • UpdatedFeb 20 @ 06:08
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  • City: Steamboat Springs
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Elevation: 8,400ft
Temperature: 10°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 20.45"
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Elevation: 9,400ft
Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 51"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.87"
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Elevation: 10,500ft
Temperature: 10°
Snow Depth: 87"
Snow Last 24hrs: 21.47"
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Elevation: 9,160ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 56"
Snow Last 24hrs: 344.98"
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Elevation: 9,240ft
Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.78"
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Elevation: 10,960ft
Temperature: 16°
Snow Depth: 57"
Snow Last 24hrs: 18.45"
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Elevation: 9,100ft
Temperature: 13°
Snow Depth: 32"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.25"
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Elevation: 9,340ft
Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 73"
Snow Last 24hrs: 19.17"
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Elevation: 8,880ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 30"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.46"
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Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 10°
Snow Depth: 46"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.04"
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Elevation: 8,780ft
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Snow Last 24hrs: 11.61"
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Steamboat Discussion
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018

Today low pressure stalls out some, with lighter snow and VERY cold air (but not much wind, so not as cold as we could see). The winds drop off a lot on Tuesday after the cold front moves in, so, cold Tuesday with clouds and lingering light snow showers, light to maybe moderate (in some spots) accumulations.

On Wednesday we see low pressure troughing remain, a bit unsettled, but so little moisture in the modified arctic air mass that we do not expect any snow. If there is snow it will be in the form of non-accumulating flurries. We see no forcing mechanism for snow outside of some minor upper level dynamics. We expect mostly sun on the mountain, but layer up, it will be cold.

On Thursday and through Friday expect another storm system to move through with snow, this time lighter it seems with a potentially more over-land path into the western US and southwest Canada, smaller-scale, and less dynamics or cold air (strength).

Saturday into Sunday (may end up with a fresh snow + sun Sunday in Aspen, 25th) we expect more snow from a couple of low pressure systems, likely to be smaller-scale, decent storms but we will be watching. 

LONGER RANGE: The rest of February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (this happens after Sunday mainly, after the 25th and through early March), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018. More heavy snow is coming to Colorado, but Tahoe and Utah may be favored this time around (last few days of Feb _ early March). CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook - Updated Feb 14, 2018
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Feb 15, 2018

Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018

LONGER RANGE: Saturday/ Sunday (17th-18th) through late next week we expect a busy pattern, with all areas of the west seeing frequent snow, some areas like Colorado should see snow every day it looks like, and with heavy snow for Colorado overall Sunday through next week, more moderate to maybe heavy for Utah and the northern Rocky Mountains (including the inland Northwest)/ Southwest Canada, and mostly light snow across Tahoe, but at least it will be snowing again. Winter is definitely coming back!

--> Late February and into March should be busy for the western US, with frequent storms for Tahoe and Utah, moving across Colorado also as the east Pacific ridge breaks down some (Feb 20th-22nd), allowing strong Pacific energy and moisture to move into the western US and southwest Canada, with abundant snowfall for all areas including those parched in recent months like in California. This should have been the pattern across the western US already, if patterns were anything near "normal" so far in 2018... Do You want to see OTHER AREAS mentioned, email me and let me know... CM


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Mountain Summit Forecast

Tuesday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 11 to 22 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -28 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -36 to -32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 37 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -32 to -22 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -22 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Thursday
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Skys
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -13 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -17 to -8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Friday
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Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top S 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -19 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 4 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -15 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Saturday
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Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 14 to 26 mph with gusts up to 57 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -37 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -32 to -22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Sunday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 24 to 36 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -22 to -20 degrees through the morning.

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Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -39 to -22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Tuesday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the early morning followed by another trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -10 to -6 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 2 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -15 to 7 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Thursday
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Skys
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 4 to 17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.28 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 10 to 20 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Friday
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Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.2 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 19 degrees through the morning.

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Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.06 to 0.3 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Saturday
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Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -12 to 2 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Flurries possible through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: trace amount
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -2 to 3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Sunday
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Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming overcast through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.07 to 0.35 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 14 to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 1 to 8 degrees through the morning.

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Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.1 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 1 to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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