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Snow, snow and more snow in forecast

— Christmas week is shaping up to be a very snowy one in Steamboat Springs.

Mike Weissbluth, a local meteorologist who runs snowalarm.com, said that Saturday may be the only snow-free day in the region for awhile.

“Snow should start falling during Sunday morning and periods of light to moderate snow should continue overnight and through Monday as additional weak waves Sunday night and Monday pass over the area,” Weissbluth wrote.



He is calling for between 4 and 8 inches of snow at Steamboat Ski Area by Monday morning.

Weissbluth expects another 2 to 5 of inches of snow by Tuesday morning.



“After a brief break and two to five inches for the Tuesday morning report, the snow machine cranks up again starting early Tuesday as a wet Pacific jet stream takes aim on Colorado and brings snow and windy conditions, especially to the higher elevations,” Weissbluth said.

Periods of moderate to heavy snow Tuesday and Tuesday night could lead to a snow report of a foot or more Wednesday morning.

A major storm is forecasted to cross the West Coast early Christmas Day.

“There are indications of a split storm, which adds additional uncertainty to the forecast, but snow may increase over the Steamboat Springs area as waves eject from the storm located to our southwest as early as Christmas afternoon,” Weissbluth said. “This storm may be a slow-mover, though forecast details are sure to change with so much happening between now and then.”

Joel Gratz, with opensnow.com, agreed that it should be a snowy week ahead.

“Total snow accumulations between Sunday and Wednesday should be well over 10 inches and may reach the 2-foot mark,” Gratz wrote. “What a great gift during Christmas week.”

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


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