Commuters in Steamboat Springs were greeted by blue sky and mild weather Wednesday morning. An approaching storm front is expected to bring rain and snow to much of the Colorado Rockies.

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Commuters in Steamboat Springs were greeted by blue sky and mild weather Wednesday morning. An approaching storm front is expected to bring rain and snow to much of the Colorado Rockies.

Mountain snow is in tonight's forecast, but what about Steamboat?

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— The first snowfall of the season is in the forecast tonight for the Colorado Rockies, but Steamboat Springs likely will be spared.

The National Weather Service expects snow levels to drop to 9,000 feet in areas of southwest and central Colorado, and it has issued a winter weather advisory for portions of those mountainous areas from 9 p.m. tonight to 6 a.m. Thursday.

“Enough snow will fall and accumulate to affect roads over some of the high mountain passes, particularly Independence and Monarch passes as well as Vail and the passes of the San Juans,” reads the National Weather Service’s forecast discussion for the state. “Above 10,000 feet (we) believe accumulations will range from 2 to 6 inches, with higher amounts above 12,000 feet.”

It might not get cold enough in Routt County to see snow anywhere other than the highest area mountain peaks. Today’s forecast is a high of 70 degrees with an overnight low of 40 degrees. There’s a 30 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms today and a 40 percent chance of rain showers tonight.

The forecast is much the same for Thursday, with an expected high of 65 degrees and an overnight low of 39 degrees. The chance of precipitation remains at 30 percent.

Comments

snowbirds 3 years, 3 months ago

ERROR?? "...from 9:00 A.m. this evening to..."
Maybe you'll want to change that "A" (morning) to a "P" (after noon time) for the print edition?

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Scott Wedel 3 years, 3 months ago

Brent, Could you please consider when modifying an article to have a post that shows the change? That would seem to be easy enough to do and would appear be a higher level of professionalism as that is the practice of the NYT and Los Angeles Times. (Well, they have ability to post corrections at bottom of article which describes both the error and the correction, but it would certainly be good enough if it was simply a blog post).

example: Original version of this article incorrectly stated the winter weather advisory starting at 9 am Wednesday. The article has been corrected to state the advisory starts at 9 pm Wednesday.

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Brent Boyer 3 years, 3 months ago

Scott, The method you describe is our typical manner for identifying corrections in online stories. For example:

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2011/sep/11/valerie-davia-musicians-shine-orchestra-opener/

In the case of this morning's web-only weather story, the nature of the mistake ("9 a.m. tonight" instead of "9 p.m. tonight") was such that I felt it appropriate to simply change it within the body of the story and acknowledge in the comment section that snowbirds' catch was seen and amended.

Thanks, Brent

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