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Today's Forecast
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑47% / ↓80%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth68"
Partly cloudy before noon and then clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds later into the evening.
None expected today.
None expected today.
Winds W 16 to 28 mph through the morning shifting to SW 25 to 37 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 49 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -11 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 18th
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  • Dewpoint↓18° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑43% / ↓73%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
No precipitation expected today.
Winds SW 18 to 30 mph through the morning shifting to SW 16 to 28 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 17 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 19th
↑28° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑66% / ↓93%
  • Regional New Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.25 to 1.25 inches
Winds W 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 30 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -8 to 13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 20th
↑8° ↓-3°
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  • Dewpoint↓2° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↑61% / ↓91%
  • Regional New Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Cloudy through the morning, and then overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon and a trace in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.04 to 0.18 inches
Winds W 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming SW 7 to 16 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 47 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -28 to -10 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 21st
↑10° ↓-8°
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  • Dewpoint↓-1° / ↑-4°
  • Humidity↑46% / ↓82%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth14"
Partly cloudy through the morning, and then clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow.
None expected today.
Winds W 8 to 19 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 67 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -35 to -13 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 22nd
↑23° ↓0°
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  • Dewpoint↓10° / ↑-7°
  • Humidity↑41% / ↓74%
  • Regional New Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth13"
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear through the morning, and then clear through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds SW 9 to 20 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening. Expected wind chill to be between -25 to 3 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Feb @ 08:02
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs11"
  • Season Total169"
  • Average Base Depth68"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
28in, past 7 days. Snow surface is packed powder

  • High Lift Elevation10,568ft
  • Base Elevation6,900ft
  • Vertical Drop3,668ft
  • Longest Trail3 miles
  • Trails165 of 165
  • Lifts17 of 18
  • Acreage2965 of 2965 ( 100% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails98 ( 59% )
  • Trails with Snow Making54 ( % )
30°
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Conditions
  • Humidity46%
  • Dewpoint12°
  • SustainedSW 0mph
  • GustingSW 6mph
  • VisibilityUnreported
  • Snow Depth71"
Comments
Unreported
Location
9 Miles NE Steamboat Springs CO
  • Elevation10,669ft
  • UpdatedFeb 17 @ 12:07
32°
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Conditions
  • Humidity44%
  • Dewpoint13°
  • SustainedSE 0mph
  • GustingSE 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth50"
Comments
Fair
Location
3 Miles SE Steamboat Springs CO
  • Elevation6,703ft
  • UpdatedFeb 17 @ 12:07
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US 40/ Curve Plaza
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  • City: Steamboat Springs
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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Dry Lake close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,400ft
Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.47"
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Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,400ft
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 54"
Snow Last 24hrs: 8.03"
Tower close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,500ft
Temperature: 18°
Snow Depth: 94"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.17"
Columbine close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,160ft
Temperature: 24°
Snow Depth: 55"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.46"
Buffalo Park close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,240ft
Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.67"
Arapaho Ridge close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 10,960ft
Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 57"
Snow Last 24hrs: 10.14"
Crosho close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,100ft
Temperature: 28°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.31"
Zirkel close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,340ft
Temperature: 20°
Snow Depth: 71"
Snow Last 24hrs: 15.42"
Lost Dog close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,320ft
Temperature: 17°
Snow Depth: 55"
Snow Last 24hrs: 12.08"
Lynx Pass close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,880ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.26"
Elk River close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,700ft
Temperature: 21°
Snow Depth: 48"
Snow Last 24hrs: 5.47"
Elkhead Divide close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 8,780ft
Temperature: 23°
Snow Depth: 47"
Snow Last 24hrs: 6.75"
Bear River close button
Network: SNTL
Elevation: 9,080ft
Temperature: 19°
Snow Depth: 34"
Snow Last 24hrs: 4.15"
Vista Ridge 19 mi

Vista Ridge
Steamboat Discussion
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018

Today and Sunday the fast moving low-pressure system exits the state (this morning) and we have some clouds mixed with mostly sunshine, though a stronger and more large scale low pressure system will be ginning up at the same time, just to the north and mainly on Sunday. Winds pick up on Sunday as the cold air out of the north starts to displace the warmer air over the area. This air we expect to move in early next week is looking COLD!

Monday through Wednesday we see cold and large-scale low-pressure developing across the area/ Inland Western US, carving a major trough, and driving possibly limited moisture and piles of strong dynamics (scientific term: "piles of...") into Colorado mainly Monday into Tuesday, with later Tuesday and Wednesday tapering off as a piece of the storm's energy starts to retrograde to offshore of southern California. It looks like the trough axis will be located just to the west, with southwest and west slopes favored again, and heavy snow for Aspen and the San Juan Mountains as well. Winter is definitely here!  

On Thursday expect a break from the snow, briefly, but we may see lingering isolated snow showers, best bet is mostly sunny... This lasts through most of Friday.

Friday night (or Saturday morning) through Sunday we expect more snow from a couple of weaker systems (offshore SoCal system + a system out of the northwest to "kick" this mess through the state), and moderate or more (8"+) of snow is expected for Aspen-Snowmass, and southwest Colorado looks to be favorably affected also. 

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, 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!.. 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

Saturday
↑25° / ↓7°
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AM

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↑14° / ↓7°
Skys
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -25 to -14 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓14°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 36 to 48 mph with gusts up to 53 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -14 to -3 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Sunday
↑25° / ↓21°
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AM

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↑25° / ↓23°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 25 to 37 mph with gusts up to 56 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -5 to -2 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓21°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 27 to 39 mph with gusts up to 58 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -7 to 0 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Monday
↑20° / ↓-1°
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AM

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↑20° / ↓11°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 48 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -12 to -9 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑13° / ↓-1°
Skys
Overcast into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top NW 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 17 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -24 to -10 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Tuesday
↑-2° / ↓-8°
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AM

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↑-2° / ↓-6°
Skys
Overcast before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the early morning, then another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 8 to 19 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -34 to -25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑-5° / ↓-8°
Skys
Cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 71 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -40 to -32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Wednesday
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AM

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↑-3° / ↓-8°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds near the top W 12 to 24 mph with gusts up to 81 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -41 to -34 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑3° / ↓-3°
Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -35 to -27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Thursday
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AM

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↑10° / ↓7°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds near the top SW 15 to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -23 to -17 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑11° / ↓8°
Skys
Clear into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds near the top variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -23 to -17 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 10,781ft
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Mountain Base Forecast

Saturday
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AM

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↑31° / ↓19°
Skys
Partly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 13 to 25 mph with gusts up to 42 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 3 to 16 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑35° / ↓26°
Skys
Clear becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 9 to 20 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 13 to 22 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Sunday
↑41° / ↓31°
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AM

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↑40° / ↓31°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 12 to 23 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 16 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑41° / ↓33°
Skys
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the afternoon.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph with gusts up to 39 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 19 to 27 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Monday
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AM

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↑33° / ↓23°
Skys
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be 3 to 5 inches in the early morning followed by another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.2 to 1 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 6 to 15 mph with gusts up to 18 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 9 to 18 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓11°
Skys
Cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 2 to 3 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.15 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 13 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Tuesday
↑12° / ↓1°
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AM

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↑12° / ↓6°
Skys
Cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 26 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -7 to 0 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑12° / ↓1°
Skys
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.03 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -11 to -6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Wednesday
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Skys
Partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds around the base W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 44 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -21 to -4 degrees through the morning.

PM

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Skys
Clear becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -9 to -4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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Thursday
↑28° / ↓4°
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↑28° / ↓4°
Skys
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds around the base SW 7 to 16 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -11 to 12 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓13°
Skys
Clear through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds around the base variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 3 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,874ft
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