Powder predictions promising for weekend skiing | SteamboatToday.com

Powder predictions promising for weekend skiing

— Sunny skies will continue through tomorrow before a promising storm moves into the region.

“The snowfall forecast will likely change as the event nears and models gain a better handle on the storm’s evolution, but I expect significant snowfall to be reported through the weekend,” wrote Mike Weissbluth, who runs the SnowAlarm website. “If snow starts by Friday afternoon, I would expect four to eight inches to be reported Saturday morning with probably another three to six inches during the day Saturday.”

Joel Gratz, who runs the OpenSnow website, also is calling for abundant snow, with possibly six to 10 inches in the northern mountains.

Weissbluth is calling for between six and 12 inches of snow for Steamboat Ski Area’s snow report on Sunday morning.

“And another three to six inches during the day Sunday, which will be reported Monday morning, yielding storm totals of one to two feet,” Weissbluth said.

Temperatures next week should be close to normal before another storm possibly moves into the area for the following weekend.

The weather pattern that has been limiting snow in Colorado and pummeling the East Coast is beginning to fall apart.

“The good news for the medium to long term is that these storms look to end the dominance of the West Coast ridge for a while, allowing periods of stormy weather to cross over the area,” Weissbluth said. “It appears March might be coming in like a lion.”

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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