Winter returns to Routt County
April 21, 2017
Steamboat Springs — Routt County residents woke up Friday morning to the realization that winter is not over yet.
Weather observers in the Steamboat Springs area were reporting between 2 and 4 inches of snow.
In South Routt County, a Yampa observer measured 3 inches of snow.
Up north, Steamboat Lake 5 inches of snow.
At the Tower weather monitoring station at an elevation of 10,500 feet on Buffalo Mountain, there was 4 inches of new snow and 7 inches in a two-day period.
The return of winter was good news for skiers not ready to retire for the season.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, who runs opensnow.com, wrote that Loveland Ski Area got 7 inches, while Winter Park Resort had 5 inches.
After additional snow showers during the day Friday, Gratz said snow showers were possible for Saturday in the northern Colorado mountains.
It will be dry Sunday, followed by a chance of snow each day for the remainder of the week.