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Steamboat 19 mi

Steamboat
Today's Forecast
↑25° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓12° / ↑8°
  • Humidity↓72% / ↑71%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth0"
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear later into the evening.
None expected.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds SE 4 to 13 mph through the morning becoming variable at 2 to 9 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 14 mph. Wind chill expected to be 14 to 31 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Monday the 17th
↑38° ↓19°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑6°
  • Humidity↓71% / ↑84%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Clear through the morning, and then partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
None expected.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 2 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Wind chill expected to be 16 to 29 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Tuesday the 18th
↑31° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓17° / ↑19°
  • Humidity↓80% / ↑93%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth3"
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 1 to 8 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 15 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Wednesday the 19th
↑32° ↓20°
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  • Dewpoint↓20° / ↑23°
  • Humidity↓91% / ↑95%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow3"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning, and then overcast through the afternoon and evening. Expect periods of snow throughout the day.
Snowfall forecasted to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning, then another trace before noon and a dusting in the afternoon.
Potential Precip: 0.14 to 0.68 inches
Winds W 17 to 29 mph through the morning becoming W 5 to 14 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 55 mph. Wind chill expected to be 8 to 20 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Thursday the 20th
↑34° ↓21°
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  • Dewpoint↓16° / ↑18°
  • Humidity↓57% / ↑91%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth6"
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds through the morning, and then mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy into the evening.
No snow throughout the day.
None expected throughout the day.
Winds variable at 3 to 10 mph through the morning shifting to variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 18 mph. Wind chill expected to be 13 to 26 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
Friday the 21st
↑38° ↓24°
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  • Dewpoint↓15° / ↑10°
  • Humidity↓46% / ↑69%
  • Regional Forecasted Snow0"
  • Regional Snow Depth4"
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning, and then mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
No snow throughout the day.
No precipitation expected.
Winds variable at 2 to 9 mph through the morning becoming variable at 3 to 10 mph in the afternoon, evening with gusts up to 11 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 32 degrees throughout the day.
Daily Freezing Level In Feet
  • Last Update13 Apr @ 11:04
  • Snow Past 24 hrs0"
  • Snow Past 48 hrs0"
  • Season Total0"
  • Average Base Depth0"
  • Today's Snow Potential0"
Comments
None Reported
  • High Lift Elevation8,200ft
  • Base Elevation7,700ft
  • Vertical Drop500ft
  • Longest TrailUnreported
  • Trails0 of 12
  • Lifts0 of 0
  • Acreage0 of 0 ( 0% )
Other Info
  • Additional ReportsNone Available
16°
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Conditions
  • Humidity96%
  • Dewpoint15°
  • SustainedN 0mph
  • GustingN 0mph
  • Visibility10.00 miles
  • Snow Depth17"
Comments
Fair
Location
Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Elevation6,703ft
  • UpdatedDec 16 @ 05:08
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Location
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
December 07, 2018 - Aspen and Western Colorado Short/ Long Range Outlook
Mostly light additional snow, then a mostly sunny weekend, and  more snow next Tuesday and Wednesday (heavier)!

HOW ARE WE DOING (please contact chris@snowforecast.com or comment below)? Let us know please...

Light snow for most areas including Aspen, and  across southwest Colorado...

-The latest storm absolutely dumped RAIN and snow across southern California, is headed mainly along the Mexico border now, and taking a southern track... El Nino style, with a few" of snow across southwest Colorado to Aspen's mountains, under a moist southwest flow of moisture across the mountains, while most energy passes to the south

This coming weekend we expect a high pressure ridge to build in, with cooler air dragged into Colorado initially on Saturday, as the southern tracking low pressure system exits (northwest/ north flow of winds from the colder north), and sunshine pops through in the then drier air... Powder + sunshine, what Colorado is known for!

LONGER RANGE:
It looks like El Nino is not an official anomaly yet, as I expected in my September LR forecast (for Aspen and SW Colorado / For northern Colorado resorts) so we are in an ENSO Neutral phase, though in the latest update from NOAA, we are seeing warming waters, still a weak El Nino at best. This may explain the more southerly tracking storm systems we have seen, and will likely see in the coming weeks of December and January. CM

Next week, the 11th onward, we expect a couple of snow storms and some moderate to significant snow for western Colorado. Because these look like strong and cold systems (ask Niseko, Japan) with a good fetch of moisture across the Pacific, they are capable of good snowfall across all of western Colorado if the track is right (a bit more north). It looks like 2 storms total for next week, one Tuesday/ Wednesday and another late next week. CM

(NO CHANGE from the last LR update) : It is looking like we may see a busy time as we approach the Christmas and New Year holiday period, with some significant storms possibly lining up to affect all of the western US including Colorado... We expect to see a 7-14 day period of down time and mostly sunny skies following this series of storms, that may start around/ after Christmas. In January we see that down time to start the month (a week-ish), then storms should kick in again on a more regular basis, but possibly favoring northern resorts this time as the east coast gets hit hard and these systems brush mainly northern Colorado. More updates are coming. Do you have any ideas on what you want to see in our discussions? Please contact through the site! We do not charge for any of our info, and have been providing it all for free since 1998, "Predicting Sick Days since 1998"! CM

Expanded Outlook

Sunday
↑25° / ↓19°
iconWinds: SE 4 to 13 mph, then variable 2 to 9 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑22° / ↓19°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds SE 4 to 13 mph with gusts up to 16 mph. Expected wind chill to be 14 to 28 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑25° / ↓22°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming clear into the evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 19 to 31 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
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Monday
↑38° / ↓19°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 2 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑37° / ↓19°
Sky
Clear before noon.
Snow
No snow through the morning.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 16 to 29 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑32° / ↓21°
Sky
Partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 2 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 18 to 29 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
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Tuesday
↑31° / ↓20°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 1 to 8 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓20°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected in the morning hours.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 15 to 25 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑26° / ↓21°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 1 to 8 mph. Expected wind chill to be 17 to 21 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
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Wednesday
↑32° / ↓20°
iconWinds: W 17 to 29 mph, then W 5 to 14 mph
iconForecast Snow: 3"
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AM

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↑30° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming cloudy through the morning. Chance of snow after daylight.
Snow
Expected snowfall to be 1 to 2 inches in the early morning followed by another dusting before noon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.08 to 0.4 inches
Winds
Morning winds W 17 to 29 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Expected wind chill to be 9 to 20 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑27° / ↓20°
Sky
Overcast into the evening. Expect periods of snow through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
Snowfall expected to be a dusting in the afternoon.
Precipitation
Potential Precip: 0.02 to 0.08 inches
Winds
Afternoon winds W 5 to 14 mph with gusts up to 24 mph. Expected wind chill to be 8 to 12 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
temperature graph
Thursday
↑34° / ↓21°
iconWinds: variable 3 to 10 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑33° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly cloudy becoming mostly clear with a few clouds before noon.
Snow
No snow in the morning hours.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected through the morning.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Expected wind chill to be 13 to 23 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑28° / ↓24°
Sky
Mostly clear with a few clouds becoming partly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
None expected through the afternoon and evening.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 23 to 26 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
temperature graph
Friday
↑38° / ↓24°
iconWinds: variable 2 to 9 mph, then variable 3 to 10 mph
iconForecast Snow: 0"
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AM

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↑38° / ↓28°
Sky
Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy through the morning.
Snow
None expected in the morning hours.
Precipitation
None expected.
Winds
Morning winds variable at 2 to 9 mph. Expected wind chill to be 21 to 32 degrees through the morning.

PM

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↑31° / ↓25°
Sky
Mostly cloudy through the afternoon and evening.
Snow
No snow through the afternoon and evening.
Precipitation
No precipitation expected.
Winds
Afternoon winds variable at 3 to 10 mph. Wind chill expected to be 24 to 32 degrees into the evening.
Hourly Temperatures at 7,321ft
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  • Soil High Temperature23°
  • Soil Low Temperature18°
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  • Soil Low Temperature19°
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  • Soil Low Temperature21°
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  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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  • Soil Low Temperature23°
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