Storm drops 5 to 6 inches of new snow on Steamboat Springs |

Storm drops 5 to 6 inches of new snow on Steamboat Springs

Scott Franz
A fresh layer of snow rests on the rooftops of homes near Steamboat Ski Area.
John F. Russell

— The latest snowstorm to hit the Yampa Valley packed a bit of a punch.

Steamboat Springs residents on Monday morning were greeted by 5-plus inches of snow on the ground and some slippery road conditions that led to multiple car crashes. There were no reports of any serious injuries.

Local weather observer Art Judson said most of the 5.3 inches of snow measured at his home on Anglers Drive fell between 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Another measuring site in The Sanctuary reported 6.3 inches of snow.

“It hit rather quickly,” Judson said about the snowstorm.

City crews were busy plowing icy, snowpacked streets while local mechanics could be seen putting snow tires on vehicles.

The next round of snow won’t take too long to get here.

In his online forecast, local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth expected more snow overnight into Tuesday.

“The bulk of the precipitation will fall overnight, and snowfall will be decreasing during the day Tuesday after producing another 4 to 8 inches of snow,” he wrote.

He said the weather should clear up to provide a “beautiful Thursday.”

The high temperature for the Yampa Valley this week isn’t expected to rise above the 40s.

Steamboat Ski Area on Monday morning reported 8 inches of new snow at midmountain while the snow guns were making man-made snow ahead of the ski area’s Nov. 27 opening.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210, email or follow him on Twitter @ScottFranz10.

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