Steamboat Daily Snow

December 15, 2018 4:47am MST

Update

Saturday

Similar to Friday morning, there is an inversion where the temperature at the base (10F) is colder than up on the mountain (25F). This will even out during the day and the entire mountain will see readings in the upper 20s to low 30s. There will be more clouds in the morning followed by sunshine later in the day.

Weather for the next week

Sunday will be sunny and warm, then expect more clouds on Monday. On Tuesday, clouds will persist with maybe a light snow shower. On Wednesday and Thursday, a weak storm to our north could bring snow showers with a few inches of accumulation possible. Following a break on Friday, we might see a few more snow showers on Saturday (December 22). None of these storms appear to be significant, though we’ll happily take a few flakes now and again.

The outlook for Christmas and beyond

All of the longer-range models continue to agree that we’ll see a storm around Christmas Eve day, and then the odds for snow should increase just after Christmas Day and the chance for snow will continue to be high through the end of the month. Let’s hope this outlook holds, and I’ll keep you posted with more details as the time gets closer.

Thanks for reading and check back each morning for daily updates!

JOEL GRATZ
Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com
Contact me: [email protected]

Snow conditions as of Saturday morning

New snow mid-mountain:
* 0” (24 hours Friday 500am to Saturday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Friday 400pm to Saturday 500am)

New snow summit:
* 0” (24 hours Friday 500am to Saturday 500am)
* 0” (Overnight Friday 400pm to Saturday 500am)

Last snowfall:
* 11” on Wednesday night (December 12)

Terrain
* 16 of 18 lifts
* 166 of 169 trails
* Latest update

Snowpack compared to 30-year average:
* 123%

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