Veronika Bruetting, of Highlands Ranch, takes advantage of Steamboat’s recent snowfall to sled with her mom Simona at the base of Howelsen Hill on Monday. Steamboat Springs is in a blizzard warning through Wednesday.

Photo by John F. Russell

Veronika Bruetting, of Highlands Ranch, takes advantage of Steamboat’s recent snowfall to sled with her mom Simona at the base of Howelsen Hill on Monday. Steamboat Springs is in a blizzard warning through Wednesday.

Blizzard warning for Scholarship Day in Steamboat

National Weather Service says weather will be 'brutal'

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Simona Bruetting takes advantage of the snow left behind by the most recent winter storm to pass through Steamboat Springs. Our area will remain under a blizzard warning through Wednesday.

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Steamboat Springs resident Andy Picking runs through the snow at the base of Howelsen Hill on Monday with his two dogs. Picking isn't letting the recent snow keep him from logging a few miles.

Keep up with the conditions

- For local weather conditions and recent coverage of Steamboat Springs weather, visit SteamboatToday.com/weather

- View webcams of Steamboat Springs at SteamboatToday.com/webcams

- For weather information from the National Weather Service, including storm warnings and advisories, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/

- The Colorado Department of Transportation provides road conditions, closures and traffic cameras at www.cotrip.org. For travel information by phone, call 511 from anywhere in Colorado or dial 303-639-1111.

- Find information about avalanche danger and conditions at the Colorado Avalanche Information Center website: www.avalanche.state.co.us.

- For flight information, visit www.flightview.com/ TravelTools/. By phone, call Delta Airlines at (800) 241-4141; United Airlines at (800) 864-8331; and American Airlines at (800) 433-7300

— The National Weather Ser­­vice is predicting high winds and frigid temperatures for Scholarship Day with a blizzard warning issued for all of Wednesday.

“Wednesday is going to be absolutely brutal,” National Weather Service forecaster Mike Chamberlain said from the Grand Junction office.

He said the visibility on the slopes likely will be just a few feet on the mountain Wednesday with a high of 16 degrees.

“It’s going to be flat nasty; it will be nasty,” he said.

Thursday morning is also will be frigid, and the temperature for Steamboat Springs will be 10 degrees below zero that morning.

The blizzard warning does not include Steamboat but does include Steamboat Ski Area.

The storm also will include winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with frequent gusts as fast as 50 mph.

“This will make travel hazardous or impossible at times due to blinding, blowing snow,” the warning states.

Steamboat Ski Area reported 8 inches of snow in the past 24 hours Monday. Local weather watcher Art Judson said 3 inches of snow fell in town during that same time, with 6 inches added at Dry Lake and 18 inches in the south Flat Tops at Bison Lake in Garfield County.

Driving conditions are ex­­­p­­­ected to remain hazardous through midweek. The Colorado Department of Tran­­­s­­portation closed Colorado Highway 9 about six miles south of Kremmling at about noon Monday because of an accident. The highway reopened at about 1:20 p.m.

The storm is expected to calm Tuesday night and resume Wednesday.

No major crashes

Despite blowing winds and slick roads, law enforcement officers in Routt County reported no injury accidents through Sunday night.

Monday’s early United Airlines flight from Yampa Valley Regional Airport to Denver was canceled. Crews told passengers the plane didn’t make the trip from Denver.

The next flight out of YVRA on Monday, scheduled for 12:49 p.m., took off at 12:57 p.m. en route to Denver, according to www.United.com.

Online

■ For weather information, including storm warnings and advisories, visit www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt/

■ The Colorado Department of Transportation provides road conditions, closures and traffic cameras at www.cotrip.org. For travel information by phone, call 511 from anywhere in Colorado or dial 303-639-1111.

■ For flight information, visit www.flightview.com/TravelTools/. By phone, call Delta Airlines at 800-241-4141; United Airlines at 800-864-8331; Continental Airlines at 800-784-4444; American Airlines at 800-433-7300; and Northwest Airlines at 800-225-2525.

Comments

exduffer 4 years, 1 month ago

Nothing like scaring people away from a fundraiser

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boater1 4 years, 1 month ago

:-) man the snow has been good :-) here's the report: 24hr53" 48hr 245" Base 65" Total 261"

ha ha http://www.steamboat.com/mountain/mountain-conditions.aspx

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Jason Miller 4 years, 1 month ago

If anything it will bring more people out instead of scaring them off.But you will have to be more careful is all.

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greenwash 4 years, 1 month ago

Is Howelson an off leash dog park now?Hope Andy picked up his poop?

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Carrie Requist 4 years ago

Please don't sled on the ski jumps. It really messes them up and makes it so the athletes and coaches have to spend many more hours packing (which is stomping on the hill in downhill skis).

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