Steamboat-based meteorologist Mike Weissbluth said Tuesday afternoon that mild weather will prevail Thursday and Friday, but more cold moisture is on the way for the weekend.
The recorded high temperatures in Steamboat last week included: April 8, 59 degrees; April 9, 63 degrees; April 10, 57 degrees; April 11, 65 degrees and April 12, 63.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 8 inches of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 7 inches of fresh powder at the summit in the past 24 hours.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 3 inches of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.
If the warming spell materializes and the river rises to more than 750 cfs, it will represent snowmelt at low and middle elevation snowmelt here. What it won’t signal is the onset of full-blown spring runoff.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 1 inch of new snow at the summit by 5 a.m.
The median peak water stored at the end of the winter on Rabbit Ears is 26.1 inches compared to 35.3 inches there now. How that water finds its way to the valley and the main stem of the Yampa during spring runoff depends on weather patterns between now and mid-May.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 7 inches of new snow at the summit since the mountain closed yesterday.
Two storms will move through Steamboat Springs starting Wednesday, leaving rain and snow in their wakes.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a band of above-average moisture clipping the northwest corner of Colorado from March 27 to April 2.
The National Weather Service was forecasting highs in the upper 30s during most of this work week before the high 40s return under sunny skies Friday through Sunday.
The temperature in Steamboat Springs is expected to reach 50 degrees Thursday, but winter is far from over.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, expects Steamboat Ski Area to receive snowfall measuring from 1 to 4 inches in each of the 12-hour periods Thursday through Sunday nights.
After 3.1 inches of fresh snow was recorded in town Thursday morning the snowfall total for October 2013 through February to date was 165.6 inches compared to the full season average (1981 through 2011) of 169.7 inches.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 4 inches of snow in the past 48 hours at the summit.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting that 4 inches of new snow fell at the summit in the past 24 hours.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 5 inches of new snow in the past 48 hours at mid-mountain.
Steamboat Ski Area is reporting 10 inches of snow at the summit in the past 48 hours.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning Monday morning for the Steamboat and Flat Tops Zone because of heavy snowfall and wind.