The first of a two part storm is expected to move into the state on Wednesday with most snow ending by sunrise on Thanksgiving, second part of the storm moves in over the weekend with more snow. Plan on a general 3-6" (local 7-9") for most northern Utah mountains above 7,000 ft with 1-4" for the central and southern Utah mountains. Look for local valley areas (mainly south/west desert and northern Wasatch/Logan) to see a trace-2" of snow. For more details click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Tuesday and 5pm Thursday.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Look for snow to develop over mainly the central and northern Wasatch mountains on Thursday afternoon and continue into early Friday morning. Plan on a general 3-6" snow for areas above 7,000 ft, 7-16" in the Logan area mountains. Click on the below image for WRF model forecasted snow for this storm.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Plan on mainly lower valley rain and mountain snow to move through Utah from northwest to southeast starting on Monday afternoon in northern Utah, most rain /snow showers pushing out of southeastern Utah by Tuesday evening. Most areas look mainly dry by the second half of Tuesday night except south of the Great Salt Lake where lake effect snow showers are expected to kick in ending by mid morning on Wednesday. In general look for 2-6" for most Utah mountain areas (7-11" Oquirrh Mtns) above 7,000 ft with this storm, local 1-3" valley snow from lake effect in the Tooele Valley and western Salt Lake Valley. Click on the below image for the WRF model forecasted snow for this storm.
Monday, November 2, 2015
A weakening storm is expected to move into Utah on Tuesday with valley rain and mountain snow showers, most rain/snow showers ending on Thursday morning. Temperatures do get cold enough for the rain to change to snow in the valleys along the Wasatch Front by Wednesday. Plan on a general 1-3" (local 4-8") of snow for most Utah mountains above 7,000 ft. Click on the below picture for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Monday and 5pm Thursday.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The first significant snow of the season is expected to fall on Thursday into Thursday night mainly over the southern Utah mountains. Plan on a general 3-6" for the southern Utah mountains mainly above 8,000 ft, look for a general 1/2-3" for the northern Utah mountains (locally 3-6" Uinta Mtns) focused above 8,000 ft. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow through 6am on Friday.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Thursday, September 17, 2015
This winter is very likely going to be a El Niño winter, possibly one of the strongest on record. See the below map for precipitation anomalies during a typical El Niño winter. Go to https://www.climate.gov/
For this winter plan on 80-90% of normal for the northern Wasatch, 90-100% for the central Wasatch, 100-110% of normal for the southern Wasatch, 110-120% for central Utah, 120%+ for southern and southeastern Utah.