The conversion from a harsh winter climate to a more mild, spring one isn’t going to be a smooth one for Northwest Colorado. Not this week, anyway.
Precipitation is likely for Northwest Colorado this week starting Monday, but don’t expect torrents of rain to hit the entire area.
Craig, Moffat County and the majority of Colorado are in store for more wet weather this weekend. The National Weather Service has been tracking a Pacific storm that will linger over the region during the next few days, bringing with it some rain and snow.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, expects Steamboat Ski Area to receive snowfall measuring from 1 to 4 inches in each of the 12-hour periods Thursday through Sunday nights.
The break from freezing weather Northwest Colorado has experienced in the past week may be ending soon, though likely not for good.
Craig and Moffat County are expected to see some precipitation this week, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
The Groundhog Day prediction of six more weeks of winter is holding true for Craig and Moffat County.
After a dry week, Northwest Colorado now can expect to see some moisture.
Craig and Moffat County can expect a steady dose of calm climate this week, according to the National Weather Service.
After a week with snow blowing in at various intervals, it looks to be calming down for Northwest Colorado for the next several days.
Northwest Colorado could be in for a varied week when it comes to weather.
If you have exciting plans for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, the weather shouldn’t get in your way. “It’s not real exciting” this week, said Travis Booth, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A few small snow showers are expected mid week, but nothing to severe.
It won’t be the whitest Christmas, but Northwest Colorado could see a little snowfall for the holiday.
The climate looks to be warming up for Northwest Colorado this week, at least temporarily.
With the snow and ice of Northwest Colorado not going anywhere for the foreseeable future, it’s vital for people within Craig and Moffat County to remember the most basic credo of December and the following months — stay warm.
The arctic air that has kept the Yampa Valley and the rest of the state bone-chillingly cold in recent days will hang around here for a little while longer. But the good news is that after several days with highs in just the single digits and teens, temperatures could reach the low 30s by Wednesday.
Brisk winds across the Steamboat and Flat Tops area were expected to create shallow, easterly wind slabs, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, but the real danger in the backcountry remains slabs sitting on surface or deep hoar.
Jack Frost’s time in Northwest Colorado may not be over yet, but the chill of the season should be a little less extreme for the coming week.
The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday.
Snowfall first started blanketing Craig and Moffat County Tuesday afternoon, and the region looks to be tucked in through Wednesday at least. Estimated measures from the National Weather Service ranged from four to eight inches for Craig by Wednesday morning, with the likelihood of the county seeing up to one foot or more of snow near the Flat Tops.