Spring rains will replace spring snow as seasonal weather systems pass through Northwest Colorado this week.
State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush will continue to push for new legislation that would require more drivers to use snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains despite the State Senate's move to study the issue first.
Snowpack in the Yampa Basin above Craig and Steamboat Springs is low and temperatures have been atypically high since March, but the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center still gives the Yampa River a 90 percent chance of peaking at 2,000 cubic feet per second.
Moffat County is under a fire weather watch Sunday and Monday by the National Weather Service, with extremely dry and windy conditions necessitating caution.
Northwest Colorado will experience some bluster this week, though it’s anyone’s guess if that will impact the Easter holiday weekend.
March has made a quick transition from lion to lamb, with mild temperatures and clear skies expected to continue throughout most of the week in Craig.
Craig and Moffat County will likely see some precipitation and definitely cooler temperatures this week as something wintry this way comes, showing it isn’t full-fledged springtime in these parts.
Warmer weather expected mid week
The dry, spring-like weather in Craig might end for a day or two this week, as a small snowstorm is forecasted to blanket Craig on Monday, only to taper off and dry up on Tuesday.
Craig experienced its warmest day of 2015 on Saturday when the temperature reached 57, and according to the National Weather Service, this unseasonable warmth will diminish only slightly as a small amount of precipitation creeps into the area with a cold front starting Monday night.
A pair of storm systems from the Pacific Northwest is headed toward Colorado, taking effect primarily Sunday with some additional holdover Monday and part of Tuesday.
Moffat County will get a breather from its recent snow flurries, but another round will be right around the corner.
The Christmas season brought with it lower temperatures and plenty of snow, and for this week, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Vacationing skiers who stay through the weekend should enjoy a good dose of powder beginning Sunday, with the storm intensifying Monday.
Craig got another taste of winter weather during the past weekend, and it certainly won’t be its last, but the big seasonal storm won’t come this week.
Traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this year could be either a burden or a blessing depending on which day you hit the road. Where you’re going might have something to do with it, too, and sometimes home is the place to be.
The cold front experienced across the state last week will be moving along, but the winter impact will remain.
As winter weather takes hold in the Yampa Valley, new traffic cameras have gone live and give travelers a better idea of what it looks like on Rabbit Ears Pass.
The Weather Service reported the temperature at the summit of the Steamboat Ski Area, was 2 degrees at noon Wednesday. But temperatures are expected to moderate Thursday and Friday as a storm brings natural snowfall to the Park Range.
Northwest Colorado will be getting a taste of winter, but for those who want some greater cold to come, the appetizer will have to suffice.
Temperatures look moderate for the week of Halloween in Northwest Colorado, with a small amount of Sunday moisture expected to help keep the mercury in the 40s on Monday, warming day by day.