“It’s actually just really distracting, trying to keep yourself moving and hands warm. Your ability to get from one place to another on the fretboard is limited.” - Steamboat guitarist Tyler Peyman
Some much needed snow was headed toward the Steamboat Springs area Tuesday.
Meteorologist Dennis Phillips said the average daily low temperature of 24.1 degrees here through Feb. 13 compares to the historic average minimum for this month of 6.5 degrees.
Steamboat Springs residents and visitors can expect to see every type of weather this week, with forecasts calling for periods of sun, rain and snow.
Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter is attributing a flurry of snow-removal complaints in the city to the combination of frequent, heavy snowfall and small private contractors not following plowing rules.
After several days of low clouds in the Yampa Valley, the sun returned to Steamboat Springs on Tuesday. Snow might return to the area as soon as Friday.
Old Town Steamboat residents were working hard Thursday to remove snow from their driveways after 23 inches of snow fall in three days in city.
Steamboat meteorologist Michael Weissbluth expects as much as 1 to 2 feet of snow on the Thursday morning ski report.
A strong storm moving from the Pacific Northwest coast is expected to reach Steamboat Springs Monday, bringing chilly temperatures and a good chance of snowfall throughout the week.
A strong storm approaching Friday is expected to favor the mountains in southern Colorado, but Steamboat Springs should get its share of powder.
Thermometers close to the Yampa River in Steamboat were reading 14 degrees below zero before dawn on Dec. 8, but weather forecasters were predicting temperatures above freezing and a rain snow mix Dec. 9 and 10.
Next week’s weather forecast in Steamboat Springs calls for an extended period of snow and cold.
Early Wednesday morning temperatures were good enough to start making snow at both Steamboat Ski Area and Howelsen Hill.
Starting Tuesday, drivers who leave their cars parked overnight on Lincoln Avenue and other city streets could have their vehicles ticketed or towed.
Steamboat sees near normal October precip
The normal average high temperature for the month of October in Steamboat is 58.2 degrees, and October 2016 saw an average of 64.8 inches.
Trick-or-treaters could be treated to rain showers Monday, as a weather system coming in from the Pacific passes through the area.
Steamboat Springs could see the season’s first valley floor snowfall this week as temperatures drop and storms roll through.
The radar at the National Weather Service in Grand Junction is offline through at least Friday while upgrades are made.
Sunny, late summer weather is expected to last through the first half of the week before a storm arrives as early as Thursday, the first day of fall.
The forecast for Sept. 12 and 13 includes a chance of snow above 10,000 feet in the northern mountains.