Forecast: Snowfall to persist this week |

Forecast: Snowfall to persist this week

Pilot & Today staff
Steamboat Springs was decked by a serious dose of powder Saturday night, but it didn't prove enough to stop Skyler and Schatzie, Lynn Baker's dogs. Baker was out on a walk Sunday afternoon as the snow - which had continued into the morning - finally slowed.
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— The snow isn’t going to stop any time soon.

The National Weather Service predicts snow will continue to fall in Steamboat Springs tonight through Tuesday afternoon, dropping another 6 to 12 inches at Steamboat Ski Area.

That follows a blustery day on the ski area that saw intermittent winds and temperatures below zero on Storm Peak on Sunday morning.

The added snow allowed the ski area to open nearly 2,000 acres, or 65 percent of its terrain, including the Sunshine and Priest Creek areas.

Norv Larson, forecaster from the Grand Junction office, said a winter weather advisory also will take effect this evening, as winds in the mountains increase to 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 60 miles per hour.

The storm is expected to deposit about 2 to 6 inches in town as it moves in from the southwest, Larson said. Today’s temperatures are expected to top out at 18 degrees, with a low of 9 degrees. On Tuesday, the high is predicted at 21 degrees with a low of 6 degrees.

The weather service also predicts more storms for the remainder of the week, with cold temperatures dropping be-low zero in the higher valleys. Whiteout conditions are expected in the upper mountains.

The Colorado State Patrol reports roads were snowpacked and icy Sunday night, and traveling conditions were dangerous, but no major accidents were reported.

The Colorado Department of Transportation reported snow, ice and snowpack on Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday night, and the chain law was in effect, requiring chains on all commercial vehicles, buses and large vans.

Icy spots and snowpacked spots also were reported on U.S. Highway 40 throughout Steamboat.

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