Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Windy!

Below is the HRRR model forecast winds for 3pm today, cold front is forecasted to be near the Salt Lake County/Utah County line at this time. Plan on general southerly winds increasing into the 20-30 g/45 mph range with local 30-40 g/65+ mph ahead of the front, similar northerly winds just behind the front then decreasing!




Monday, April 13, 2015

Strong cold front, mountain and valley snow (26)

A strong cold front is expected to push through the state on Tuesday with valley rain and mountain snow, turning to all snow on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning then clearing in most areas with linger mountain snow showers that end by dark on Wednesday. Plan on a general trace-1/2 for the northern Wasatch front valleys, 1/2-2" for the central/southern Wasatch front valleys and northern Wasatch Front benches, and 3-5" for local bench areas in Salt Lake/Tooele/Utah valleys. In the mountains plan on a general 6-10" of snow above 7,000 ft with local 11-16" in the Cottonwoods/Uinta's. Click on the below link for the WRF model forecasted snow for this storm.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring snow (25)

Plan on a general 4-7" snow above 7,000 ft with local 8-10". Below is the model forecasted snow 6am Tuesday through 6am Friday.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Light snow showers (24)

Plan on light snow showers over the central/southern Wasatch and Uinta mountains on Thursday, spotty light snow showers in the central/southern Wasatch Front valleys on Thursday morning. No accumulating snow is expected in the valleys, trace benches, up to 3" above 10,000 ft in the Uinta mountains. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow through 6pm Saturday.


March 2015 Climatic Summary

Click on the below link
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/climate/CLM/March2015_Climatic_Summary.pdf

Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal, worst I have ever seen for April 1st!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Outlook

Plan on near normal temperatures and precipitation for the entire state in April.



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Winter returns for a few days (23)

We finally have a spring storm that will bring snow (valley rain with snow mixed in as low as 4,800 ft by Tuesday evening) back to the mountains of northern and central Utah on Monday and continue at times into Tuesday night. Plan on a general 3-7" of snow mostly above 7,000 ft with local 8-12". Click on the below map for WRF model forecasted snow through 6am Wednesday.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Small storm (22)


A small storm is expected to spread scattered valley rain and mountain snow showers into Utah on Wednesday night, continuing through the daylight hours on Thursday with snow mixed in as low as 6,000 ft. Look for a general tr-1" of snow above 7,000 ft with local 2-4" above 10,000 ft mainly in the Uinta's. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow through 6am Saturday.





Monday, March 2, 2015

Third and final storm in the series (21)

The second storm over Utah will continue today and finally pull out of the state during the evening hours, the third and final storm in the series is expected to move in before sunrise and Tuesday and continue into Tuesday evening. This third storm will bring in much colder air and a good northwest flow which is always good for most areas of the Wasatch. Plan on a general 8-15" (local 16-22") of snow for the northern/central Utah mountains above 7,000 ft, 3-8" for the mountain valleys, 2-7" for the benches, and trace-2" for the valleys. Click on the below map for WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Monday and 5am Thursday.


Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Warmest and least snowy winter on record for SLC!

Winter 2014-2105 (December 1st-February 28) will go down as the warmest and least snowy on record for Salt Lake City and much of the state. Click on the below map for December 1st-February 28th temperature anomaly.