Thursday, January 17, 2008
Steamboat Springs A relatively tame winter storm could bring between 4 and 10 inches of snow to the Steamboat Ski Area today and tonight.
A light, steady snow began falling in Steamboat Springs late this morning, and the National Weather Service forecasts the snow to persist into Friday morning. However, significant accumulation isn't expected.
Between 1 and 3 inches of snow will fall in the city of Steamboat Springs today, with an additional 1 to 3 inches falling tonight. One or 2 additional inches could fall between midnight and 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Accumulation will be greater at the ski area.
Today's high temperature will remain in the single digits, with tonight's low dropping below zero. Gusty winds reaching 25 mph will bring the wind chill factor to as cold as 20 degrees below zero. Friday's high is forecast at 13 degrees, with a wind chill factor as low as 17 degrees below zero. The low Friday night will be zero, with a wind chill factor at 19 degrees below zero. Temperatures are expected to warm slightly over the weekend, with daytime highs in the upper teens and overnight lows near zero.
A chance of snow will continue through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.
The Steamboat Ski Area reported a trace of snow overnight, and 8 inches in the past 48 hours. The mid-mountain base is 60 inches, and 241 inches of snow have fallen on the ski area since late fall.