Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Snow forecast for the rest of the week in Steamboat

It looks like the Steamboat ski area started making snow at the right time. The paper this morning said they were able to lay down 5-6ft piles Sunday night. I checked them out yesterday when I was up looking at the new promenade we are building at the base area. See below for the Steamboat weather forecast this week. A week or so ago there was over 3 feet up on Buffalo Pass where I backcountry ski and more fell over the weekend that I didn't get to check out.

From the Steamboat Pilot "Jim Daniels, a forecaster with the National Weather Service’s Grand Junction office, said a potential for heavy snow this week, coupled with a cold blast, will keep snow on the ground and temperatures low enough to continue snowmaking operations.

Forecasters predict at least some chance of snow from Tuesday night through Friday, with a 70 percent chance of snow Tuesday night and Wednesday. “I think you’ll see several inches there in town, and we’re expecting some more at higher elevations,” Daniels said.

Allen said snowstorms sometimes can raise temperatures in the area, putting snowmaking on hold, but because of a double-blast of cold air coming through this week, Daniels said that likely would not happen. “It’s looking like a pretty good storm coming in there, especially for this time of year,” he said.

The area is under a hazardous weather outlook for the rest of the week, with dangerous driving conditions possible later in the week, especially on Rabbit Ears Pass."

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2 comments:

dallas real estate said...

Good description about Steamboat..

Steamboat Springs said...

Thanks, say hi next time you are in town