Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Saturday night through Monday storm

A strong cold front is forecasted to move through Utah on Saturday night into early Sunday from southwest to northeast. Plan on 6-14" of snow for the Wasatch Mountains with the cold front, areas favored by southerly flow (PC, Sundance, Powder) will do the best. The second piece of the storm is forecasted to move through on Sunday afternoon/night into Monday with another 5-10" of snow for the Wasatch Mountains, areas favored by a west-northwest flow (Cottonwoods) doing the best. After 10/11 am on Thursday you can start looking at the snow forecast links on the right side of the page for more details. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Uh Oh. Could this be another skunk?

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  2. It is a big storm covering most of the Western US so northern Utah will get some snow. As of now worst case for the Wasatch Mountains would be on the 6-8" range for the entire storm, best case in the 16-24"+ range.

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  3. The latest runs are diving South. Feel like I've seen this movie before

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  4. Hey scott, do you have any predictions on how Jackson Hole will do from the 19th-24th?

    Any storms in the forecast up north?

    Thanks.

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  5. The storm moving into the entire western US this weekend will also hit Jackson Hole, clearing out on Monday. A warm front looks to bring more snow to Jackson Hole on Tuesday night into Wednesday. For hour-by-hour details on when the models are projecting snow go to http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?mm5d3_pcp1+///1 every day. This link updates twice a day around 11 am/pm and goes out 80 hrs.

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  6. Still thinking the initial front will bring 6-14 tonight? I've read that it's looking weaker.

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  7. Yes, thinking 5-7" for little Cottonwood between 6pm today and 6pm Sunday, upto 10-14" in favored southerly flow areas like Sundance/Deer Valley. Plan on another 10-12"+ for the cottonwoods between 6pm Sunday and 6pm Monday.

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  8. The high snow levels last night brought more snow than I expected to the cottonwoods and less than I expected in areas that normally do well in a southerly flow.

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