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Hot and dry week ahead for Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs picked up nearly a quarter-inch of rain this weekend as a series of storms brought extreme weather, including hail and even a rare funnel cloud, to the Yampa Valley.

June has been relatively dry in Northwest Colorado, with only one other storm bringing notable moisture to the valley.

The week ahead is looking dry and hot, with temperatures that could approach record highs, especially on Wednesday, when the National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 90 in Steamboat.

A ridge of high pressure will move over the Rocky Mountains and bring “much warmer and drier air over Colorado starting Tuesday and lasting into the weekend,” according to Steamboat meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com.

Low precipitation and high temperatures have tubing season winding down on the Yampa River. The flow at the Fifth Street Bridge in downtown Steamboat was hovering around 220 cubic feet per second Monday afternoon. Compare that to the average for the date of more than 1,100 cfs. Tubing season typically ends when flows dip below 85 cfs and water temperatures reach into the 70s, a concern for the waterway’s ecology. The water temperature Monday afternoon was about 58 degrees.

To reach Nicole Miller, call 970-871-4206, email nmiller@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @millerna.

 


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