Sunday, February 24, 2008
Steamboat Springs Up to a foot of snow could fall in downtown Steamboat Springs by early Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Steamboat Springs and surrounding areas are under a snow advisory until 6 a.m. Tuesday. According to the advisory, snowfall will increase and become widespread this afternoon and tonight. The snow will decrease during the day Monday before picking up in intensity Monday night. Total accumulations are expected to range from 6 to 12 inches. The southwestern and central mountains are expected to receive the brunt of the storm, with 10 to 20 inches of snow forecast for those mountain areas.
The National Weather Service advises that snowy conditions could create travel difficulties.
Today's high temperature will reach into the low 40s, with tonight's low dropping to 19 degrees. Monday's high is forecast at 34 degrees, with Monday night's low dipping to 13 degrees. The storm system should leave the area Tuesday, giving way to mostly sunny skies Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
After near record-breaking snow totals in December and January, the past two weeks have been relatively dry and mild. The Steamboat Ski Area reports season-to-date snowfall of 384 inches. Another 16 inches of snow will give the ski area 400 total inches for only the sixth time in the resort's 40-plus-year history.