Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Warm Front - Snow Totals

Another warm front is expected to move through northern and central Utah on Wednesday into Thursday morning bringing another 2-6" of snow to the northern and southern Wasatch front valleys with 1-4" in the Salt Lake valley. Plan on 3-7" for the mountain valleys (6-12" Ogden valley) with 8-14" for most mountain locations above 8,000 ft.



Snow totals from the first warm front that moved through Utah today:
Liberty 32"
Snowbasin 22"
Alpine 18"
Alta 17"
Lehi 12"

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Snow returns to Utah!

A storm moving through central and southern Utah today with bring valley rain and mountain snow, a second and stronger storm is expected to move through the entire state on Sunday into Sunday night with valley rain changing snow snow in all but the lowest desert valleys. Through 5am on Monday plan on a general 5-10" of snow for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft with local 10-15" amounts focused in the Wasatch. See below graphic for model projected snow fall between 5am on Saturday and 5am on Monday.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Freezing Rain in Utah!

It does not happen that often  but there has been freezing rain today along most of the Wasatch Front as warm air and rain has come in with the pesky cold air and valley inversions hanging on. Plan on 3-6" of snow for the Wasatch Mountains with this storm, tr-2" of snow in the valleys from around Ogden and points north.


Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwbFWq2YLb4

Sunday, January 20, 2013

February Outlook

Unfortunately most of Utah looks warm and dry with the far northern areas of Utah near normal. Looking out at Feb/Mar/Apr it looks about the same with warmer and dryer than normal conditions for most of the state except far northern Utah. I don't put much faith in these forecasts, lets hope this one is wrong and it turns out wetter!



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Inversion

Picture of the Salt Lake Valley inversion today from Little Cottonwood canyon. At 8100' feet the high was 36, high in Salt Lake City was 23.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Very Cold

-46 this morning in Peter Sinks
-29 in Bryce Canyon
-28 in Ephraim
-22 in Rush Valley
-14 in Syracuse
-2 in SLC and Provo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snow Reports

Go to http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/forecast/textproduct.php?pil=PNS&sid=SLC&version=0 for all of the snow reports like:
45"- Parrish Creek above Farmington.
34" - Sundance ski resort.
34" - Upper Millcreek.
27" - Centerville.
22" - Elk Ridge.
13" - Alta.
10" - Salt Lake City airport.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Large Statewide Storm

A large storm system is expected to move into Utah on Thursday and continue into the day on Saturday with temperatures cold enough for snow even in St George. Right now plan on a general 2-6" for the northern Utah valleys, 1-3" eastern Utah valleys and low desert valleys, 5-10" for the northern Utah benches (10-16" Bountiful bench to Olympus Cove), 3-8" for many west central/southern Utah valleys along I-15 from Nephi to Cedar City. Look for 8-18" of snow for most Utah mountains with 18-28"+ for the Cottonwoods and high Uinta's. Pictures below is model forecasted snow through 5am Sunday.