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Snow falls on a cow Friday afternoon in a pasture along Routt County Road 129. Routt County cattle ranchers are embracing the cold wet weather because it will benefit their hay meadows.

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Cold, wet weather pleases ranchers in Steamboat

More snowstorms in May could keep the hoppers away

Routt County farmers and ranchers welcomed the return to winter weather Friday, as long as the prevailing winds don’t kick up a blizzard. According to the National Weather Service, there is an 80 percent chance of rain and snow today and a 30 percent chance Sunday. The high temperature both days was expected to be 52, and the sun is expected to return to Steamboat early next week.

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