A dusting of snow could be seen on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area as a storm moved through the area reminding us that it's fall and that winter and more snow are just around the corner.

Photo by John F. Russell

A dusting of snow could be seen on the slopes of Steamboat Ski Area as a storm moved through the area reminding us that it's fall and that winter and more snow are just around the corner.

Storm Peak sees 1st snow of season as rain falls in Steamboat

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— Storm Peak saw its first dusting of snow above 10,000 feet as Steamboat Springs received rain Wednesday.

Two measuring stations in city limits measured 0.4 inches of precipitation overnight Tuesday as a light rain continued to fall Wednesday morning.

On Buffalo Pass, the Tower measuring site had three-quarters of an inch of snow Tuesday and more overnight as its total was 0.9 inches of precipitation for the preceding 24 hours as of Wednesday morning.

Art Judson's measuring station between downtown and the mountain has logged 0.86 inches of precipitation for the month. His 0.4-inch total Wednesday morning makes the previous 24 hours the biggest rain event this month, beating the 0.24 inches that fell Sept. 3.

Despite the rain this week, Steamboat still is behind its September monthly average of 2.19 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service said to expect more snow above 10,000 feet as storms linger in Northwest Colorado through Thursday night.

To reach Michael Schrantz, call 970-871-4254 or email mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

Kevin Nerney 2 years, 2 months ago

Rys apparently you are smarter than you sound and your chant seems to have worked. More Sun!! More Sun!! C'mon, help me out!!

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rhys jones 2 years, 2 months ago

Now you're catching on!! It's a matter of attitude, knowing that the Weather Gods, in their mischievous ways, will deliver what we apparently DON'T want, probably because they like to see us dance to them. Don't give 'em the pleasure.

One snowy winter back in the late '80's, it seemed apparently productive to say, when comment arose about the continued dumpage, "Yeah, but I saw a spot of blue sky over by Craig." Which, by implication, might come this way. Get it while you can.

And as anybody who's been here a while knows, we are much more likely to get two feet of snow when the forecast is for 2-4", than when that's what we're "supposed to get." If we got everything we're "supposed to get," the lift towers would be buried.

More Sun!! More Sun!! The Plan is working!!

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rhys jones 2 years, 2 months ago

I mean, we weren't "supposed to get" me, but here I am!!

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