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.
Cooling trend arrives late in week
After an overnight low of 42 degrees Friday into Saturday, the first day of the weekend promises to be mostly sunny with a high of 75 degrees.
Dry storm made fire fighting tougher
Nearly two-thirds of Steamboat Springs moisture in July fell in the first five days of the month.
Residents and visitors can expect above-normal temperatures early this week and only a slight chance for rain showers, according to Sunday forecasts from the National Weather Service and a local meteorologist.
Weekend brings a brief respite from the heat, but weather pattern could become wetter by end of the month.
Warm temperatures and a chance of afternoon storms are possible in Steamboat Springs again Monday, according to forecasts from local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth and the National Weather Service.
Summertime weather will finally hit Steamboat Springs by the middle of this week, according to Monday forecasts from local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth and the National Weather Service.
Yampa River rises, data uploads
Jeff Foster, of the the U.S. Geological Survey, launched a high-tech streamflow measuring device called an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler into the Yampa River at Fifth Street to make precise measurements of the river’s flows.
Severe lightning strikes left Yampa Valley Electric Association customers in South Routt County in the dark for about eight hours Monday night, but YVEA crews reported power had been restored by early Tuesday morning.
Matt and Lauren Kuckkahn had just returned home from doing errands in Hayden at about 5 p.m. when they discovered that one half of a very large evergreen tree had fallen on the front entrance of their home.
Sundberg tends rain gauge for 44 years
The National Weather Service is reporting that the official weather site for Steamboat Springs has seen 3.24 inches of precipitation this month compared to the “normal” amount for April 29 of 2.32 inches.
Unsettled weather, including rain, thunderstorms and snow could continue over the next two weeks, according to local weather forecasts.
What started as a trickle quickly turned into a steady stream of water Thursday night at Steamboat Campground.
Meteorologists say closing weekend at the Steamboat Ski Area could be accompanied by some rain, as well as some snow at higher elevations.
A complicated jet stream pattern during the next two weeks could bring moderate snowfall to Steamboat Ski Area this week and immediately following the mountain’s scheduled closing April 10.
Storm brings welcome moisture to high country
Spring storm clogged Front Range transportation hubs while flights from Dallas and Atlanta arrived early at Yampa Valley Regional Airport west of Steamboat Springs.
Clouds were expected to build up Sunday night with snow showers on Mount Werner beginning by sunrise Monday, according to a forecast from Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com.