Howelson Hill Ski Area ↑39° ↓19° Forecast:   0" Base:   15"
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Temperature: 13°
Snow Depth: 33"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.43"
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Temperature: 12°
Snow Depth: 57"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.66"
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Temperature: 14°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 9.93"
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Snow Depth: 40"
Snow Last 24hrs: 394.5"
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Temperature: -7°
Snow Depth: 35"
Snow Last 24hrs: 11.13"
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Temperature: 26°
Snow Depth: 38"
Snow Last 24hrs: 1.57"
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Temperature: 25°
Snow Depth: 42"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.11"
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Snow Depth: 18"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.16"
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Temperature: 11°
Snow Depth: 43"
Snow Last 24hrs: 7.45"
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Snow Depth: 31"
Snow Last 24hrs: 3.28"
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Snow Depth: 29"
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Today's Forecast
↑39° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓22° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓56% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth15"
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
None expected.
None expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 27 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 30 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 19th
↑44° ↓27°
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  • Dewpoint↓23° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓51% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth9"
Cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected today.
Winds SW 8 to 17 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 44 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 15 to 33 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Saturday the 20th
↑37° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓24° / ↑0°
  • Humidity↓69% / ↑94%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow8"
  • Regional Snow Depth10"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening.
Expected snowfall to be a trace amount in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon and 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.26 to 1.3 inches
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 23 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 11 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Sunday the 21st
↑24° ↓14°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓73% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Overcast throughout the day.
Expected snowfall to be a dusting in the early morning, then another 1 to 2 inches before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.7 inches
Winds W 4 to 13 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph later into the evening with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 11 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 22nd
↑24° ↓6°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑3°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑90%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow1"
  • Regional Snow Depth17"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then cloudy becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snowfall expected to be a skiff before noon and a skiff in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.03 to 0.13 inches
Winds SW 7 to 16 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 10 mph later into the evening. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to 8 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 23rd
↑21° ↓10°
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  • Dewpoint↓13° / ↑5°
  • Humidity↓64% / ↑81%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth18"
Mostly cloudy through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected today.
No precipitation expected.
Winds W 5 to 14 mph through the morning becoming variable at 1 to 8 mph later into the evening. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 6 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update17 Jan @ 06:01
  • Snow Last 24hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total6"
  • Average Base Depth26 to 38"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
6in, past 7 days. Snow surface is machine groomed and packed powder
  • High Lift Elevation8,200ft
  • Base Elevation7,000ft
  • Vertical Drop1,200ft
  • Longest Trail1.25 miles
  • Trails19 of 26
  • Lifts9 of 14
  • Acreage0 of 240 ( 73% )
Other Info
  • Groomed Night Ski Trails10 ( 38% )
  • Tubing Hours10a-4p
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Conditions
  • Humidity88%
  • Dewpoint
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow DepthUnreported
Comments
Fair
Location
2 Miles NNW Steamboat Springs CO
  • Elevation6,703ft
  • UpdatedJan 18 @ 12:08
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Location
  • City: Steamboat Springs
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
Howelson Hill Ski Area Discussion
Western Colorado Weather Discussion - Jan 15, 2018

Mostly sunny skies continue across the region as upper-level high pressure ridging continues over Colorado and the west.

Expect mostly sunny skies and a warming trend through mid week under that same ridge...

The big change we have been forecasting (since mid December) is moving in , slightly delayed (by about a week) but on the way for late next week, as the first in a series of strong Pacific winter storms moves in, as a large scale trough of low pressure sets up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. More and frequent storms are expected to move through for the rest of January as large scale low pressure remains entrenched across the western US.

LONGER RANGE: Expect winter and frequent snows to continue right into February. CM
US Extended Snowfall Outlook
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK from snowforecast.com - Jan 08, 2018

On Tuesday we expect a closed low pressure system to move through southern California mainly, with the northern portion hitting Tahoe and Mammoth. We are forecasting just under powder day totals for some, to over 1 foot of snow, possibly to 1 foot for Big Bear resort areas.

On Wednesday the closed low moves by mainly to the south of Colorado, across New Mexico, with light snow and lower snow levels for Colorado as a northern counterpart moves in as well to kick this low eastward. Decent snow totals are expected, heavier to the south for northern New Mexico including Taos Ski Valley, where  good dump of snow is expected.

On Thursday we expect clearing skies as low pressure exits and a ridge of high pressure builds in again, for mostly sunny skies and cold temperatures.

Thursday through Saturday we expect a drier system to move through the northern to central Rocky Mountains, with colder air and a light snowfall likely for areas of northern Idaho and Western Wyoming to Aspen and western Colorado as an "Alberta Clipper" type of system brushes the area.

LONGER RANGE: The big change coming is looking like just after the 15th with a large scale trough of low pressure setting up across the western US. The location of this trough will determine who benefits most from this change-over, but either way we are looking at more snow for all resorts across the western US. It is looking like the 16th-18th for the change-over to colder and frequently snowy.

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Expanded Outlook

Thursday
↑39° / ↓19°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑36° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 6 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑39° / ↓28°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 15 to 30 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
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Friday
↑44° / ↓27°
iconWinds: SW 8 to 17 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑44° / ↓27°
Sky
Overcast becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds SW 8 to 17 mph with gusts up to 41 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 15 to 33 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑44° / ↓31°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 33 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
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Saturday
↑37° / ↓24°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 8"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓30°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a skiff in the early morning, then another 3 to 5 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.17 to 0.83 inches
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 18 to 26 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑36° / ↓24°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be 3 to 6 inches in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.1 to 0.48 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 11 to 25 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
temperature graph
Sunday
↑24° / ↓14°
iconWinds: W 4 to 13 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓16°
Sky
Cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a trace in the early morning followed by another 1 to 2 inches before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.05 to 0.23 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. Expected wind chill to be between 2 to 11 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑20° / ↓14°
Sky
Cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -1 to 4 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
temperature graph
Monday
↑24° / ↓6°
iconWinds: SW 7 to 16 mph, then variable 2 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 1"
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AM

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↑24° / ↓6°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Morning winds SW 7 to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be between -9 to 8 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑24° / ↓18°
Sky
Overcast becoming mostly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
Snowfall forecasted to be a trace amount in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.01 to 0.05 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be between 2 to 8 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
temperature graph
Tuesday
↑21° / ↓10°
iconWinds: W 5 to 14 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑21° / ↓10°
Sky
Mostly cloudy before noon.
Snow
None expected through the morning.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Morning winds W 5 to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -6 to 5 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑21° / ↓12°
Sky
Partly cloudy into the evening.
Snow
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at to 8 mph. Wind chill expected to be between -2 to 6 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 6,722ft
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  • Soil Low Temperature12°
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  • Soil Low Temperature17°
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  • Soil Low Temperature10°
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