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May showers bring normal streamflow in Steamboat despite sub-par spring snowpack

It was a tale of two rivers in the upper Yampa Basin, with the Yampa River in Steamboat flowing close to the range of typical streamflows for mid May, but with the Elk River already flowing well below the median flow for the date.

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Rain pushes Yampa River in Steamboat to record flows levels for May 6

While there remains significant snowpack, albeit below average, on Rabbit Ears Pass, it was apparent that it was rain, not heat that brought the Yampa River up to record flows for May 6.

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Yampa River is on the rise in Steamboat, peak flows still in future

The Yampa River is expected to flow significantly higher in Steamboat by the middle of the coming work week, but it’s unlikely to peak for the season, according to a hydrologist tracking the Colorado River Basin from Salt Lake City.

Showers, but no snow, expected in Steamboat for the week

An “impressive” spring storm that hit Steamboat over the weekend tapers off Monday, though cool Canadian air and moisture will continue to drag over the area, according to a weekend forecast from SnowAlarm.

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Snow expected to continue in high country through Saturday

At lower elevations in Steamboat Springs, only modest snow accumulations are expected Friday and Saturday.

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Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush will continue to push for new legislation that would require more drivers to use snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains despite the State Senate's move to study the issue first.

Weather Service issues red flag warning for Western Colorado ahead of mid-week cold front

The forecast calls for possible wind gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour on Tuesday afternoon.

Cooling trend dropping streamflows in Yampa River after mild month of March

Snowpack in the Yampa Basin above Craig and Steamboat Springs is low and temperatures have been atypically high since March, but the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center still gives the Yampa River a 90 percent chance of peaking at 2,000 cubic feet per second.

March saw nine days with high temperatures in the 60s in Steamboat Springs

April is promising at least a brief return to some semblance of normalcy in Steamboat Springs’ weather, with a chance of fresh snow on the ski mountain Thursday morning.

Warm weather wraps season for local ski outfitters

Nordic, powder operations closing early

The winter's low snowfall totals were bad enough, but a warm week in March has forced area Nordic and powder skiing operations to close earlier than anticipated.

Forecast for better than even chance of above average temperatures, moisture in Steamboat through March 26

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is rating the chance for above average precipitation through March 26 at between 50 and 60 percent, and the same is true for the probability of above average temperatures.

Up to 2 feet expected in the mountains early this week

Forecasters are predicting one to two feet of snow will fall in the mountains surrounding Steamboat between Monday and Wednesday, with nearly a foot expected in town.

Steamboat snow totals rebound in February

Snowfall at the Steamboat Ski Area rebounded in February with 57.75 inches of snow recorded during the month at mid-mountain.

Steamboat could accumulate a foot of snow in four days while Southern Rockies get buried

The mega-storm that is threatening the Southern Rockies this weekend is unlikely to bury Steamboat, according to snow forecasters, but the ski area could accumulate about a foot by the end of the day on Monday.

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Winter has returned: Nearly 2 feet reported at Steamboat Ski Area over weekend

After historically low January snowfall totals, winter finally returned to Steamboat over the weekend.

Powder predictions promising for weekend skiing

Sunny skies will continue through tomorrow before a promising storm moves into the region.

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Snow in forecast for holiday weekend

A storm moving into the area Saturday night is not looking as promising as it once was, but some snow is expected through Monday to help freshen up conditions at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Steamboat Ski Area's 4.5 inches of fresh snow puts springlike conditions on hold for a day

Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth sees reason to hope the persistent ridge of high pressure could break down during the work week of Feb. 16-20

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Steamboat sees record-low January snowfall

It’s sadly official. The Steamboat Ski Area had the worst January in terms of snowfall.

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'Modest accumulations at best' with weekend storm

Hope is dying that January 2015 will be spared the reputation of being the driest January in the history of the Steamboat Ski Area, with records going back to 1979.