Monday, February 25, 2013

Small storm

A small storm is expected to move into northern Utah on Monday night and continue into the morning hours on Tuesday. Plan on a general trace-2" of snow in the valleys, 1-3" benches and mountain valleys, 3-9" mountains above 7,000 ft. See below for model forecasted snow.


View after the storm

Picture of the back side of Timpangos from near the top of Baldy at Snowbird today.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Strong fast cold front then lake effect

Look for a strong and fast moving cold front to race through northern Utah on Saturday with a few hours of moderate to heavy snow, don't expect much snow with the cold front. After the cold front moves through plan on a several hour break then orographic snow will fill in on Saturday night into Sunday with lake effect setting up south and east of the Great Salt Lake. As of now plan on  6-10" of snow for the northern/southern Wasatch mountains above 8,000 ft, 8-16"+ for the central Wasatch mountains. Plan on a general 2-4" for the Wasatch front valleys, 4-8"+ bench areas that do well in a northwest flow and local areas south and east of the Great Salt Lake. The below picture is model projected snow fall through 5pm on Sunday.


March Outlook

See below for the March outlook, does not look great with below normal precipitation for all of the state! I do want to say that I don't put much faith in these forecasts for Utah.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Another slow moving statewide storm - update

The next slow moving statewide storm is expected to move into Utah on Tuesday night and continue into Thursday night. As of now plan on a general 2-5" of snow above 8,000 ft for the northern Wasatch Mountains, 4-8" for the central/southern Wasatch and Uinta mountains, and 8-14" for the central/southern Utah mountains. Look for a general tr-2" for the northern Utah valleys and 1-4" for the southern Utah valleys above 4,000 ft. The below picture is model projected snow fall through 5pm on Thursday.


Halo

Picture of the Halo around the sun today in Ogden Utah. Native Americans believed the appearance of a sun dog or halo meant a storm would come within five days!



Friday, February 8, 2013

Slow moving state wide storm - updated

A slow moving storm is expected to move into Utah on Friday and continue into Monday morning. Look for snow for most all areas of the state except the lowest desert valleys. Areas that do well in a southerly flow will see the most snow on Friday/Friday night then it switches to areas that do well in a northerly flow on Saturday night/Sunday. As of now plan on Trace-4" in the valleys above 4,000' feet, 3-8" for areas between  5,000' and 7,000' feet, and 8-14"+ for the Wasatch and southern mountains (12-20" for the Wasatch Plateau and Uintas). Below picture is model forecasted snow through 5am on Monday.