NOAA: Winter Storm Warning For Steamboat | Up to 12'' By End Of Day

NOAA: Winter Storm Warning For Steamboat | Up to 12'' By End Of Day

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NOAA: Winter Storm Warning For Steamboat | Up to 12'' By End Of Day

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A storm is stuck in Steamboat and with opening weekend on the horizon (literally), locals are stoked to ride a lift tomorrow. Especially since snow in the mountains will give way to bluebird conditions on Saturday and Sunday, creating beautifully refreshed conditions up high.

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Related: Steamboat Announces First Early Opening Since 2002

As of this morning, NOAA is calling for up to 12” above 9,000 ft with 6-10” below 9k. 

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For Steamboat

*SNOW WILL CONTINUE TODAY FOR THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AS DISTURBANCES MOVES OVERHEAD. WINTER WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO ACCOUNT FOR THIS WITH OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW POSSIBLE OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND 6 TO 10 INCHES AT LOWER ELEVATIONS. THE REST OF THE FORECAST AREA WILL SEE PARTLY SUNNY SKIES.

Winter Storm Warning For Rabbit Ears Pass

ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
519 AM MST FRI NOV 20 2015

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE THE CITIES OF…COLUMBINE…TOPONAS.

* TIMING…SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION…TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 INCHES ABOVE 9000 FEET…WITH 6 TO 10 INCHES EXPECTED BELOW 9000 FEET. THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS WILL ACCUMULATE ON NORTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

* WINDS…NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH. LOCALLY HIGHER GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY ABOVE TREELINE.

* VISIBILITY…REDUCED TO LESS THAN 1 MILE AT TIMES IN HEAVIER SNOW SHOWERS AND BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS…TRAVELING OVER RABBIT EARS PASS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS DUE TO SNOW PACKED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY.

Photo Credit: NWS Boulder

Photo Credit: NWS Boulder

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