Thursday, December 26, 2013

Snow cover

Current Utah snow cover.


Friday, December 20, 2013

Round 2

Another storm is forecasted to move into Utah on Friday night and continue through the day on Saturday, a few light snow showers/flurries lingering into Sunday. Plan on 1-2" for most western Utah Valleys, 2-3" benches, 3-8" for most areas above 6,000 ft, local 8-10" for favored mountain locations.

See below for model projected snowfall for this storm.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

January Outlook

Looks like warmer than normal weather for Utah in January with near normal precipitation. These forecasts are typically just ok and I would say only correct 60% of the time in Utah.


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Finally a little snow is on the way!

We finally have a storm for Utah after 11 days of dry weather! Look for rain/snow/freezing rain to develop late Friday evening over Utah and continue into the day on Thursday, mostly ending by dark. Plan on a general 6-10" of snow for the central/southern Wasatch/Uinta/Wasatch Plateau above 7,000 ft, 2-6" northern Wasatch and southern Utah mountains. Very tricky forecast for the valleys with the cold air trapped near the surface, otherwise it would be rain for the valleys. Depending on your valley location you will see rain/snow/freezing rain, most accumulating valley snow looks to fall north of the point of the mountain. See below map for model projected snowfall for the storm.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Inversion!

View of the Salt Lake Valley inversion from Suncrest in Draper.

Photo courtesy of Jeff McGrath.

Friday, December 6, 2013

More snow!

Another storm is expected to bring snow to most areas of the state on Saturday. Plan on a general 6-12" of snow for the northern Utah mountains north of I-18, 8-18" south of I-80. In the valleys look for a general 2-7" in most Utah valleys including Dixie. Enjoy!

Picture of WRF model projected snow for the entire storm.





Monday, December 2, 2013

Cold winter storm - Heavy snow in areas!

A strong cold front is forecasted to move quickly through northern Utah on Monday night then stall over central/southern Utah on Tuesday, finally moves out of the state on Wednesday morning. Look for widespread snow with the cold front, lighter snow showers will continue at times behind the front through Wednesday focused over the mountain areas that do well in a northerly flow and south of the Great Salt Lake/Utah Lake/Bear Lake. Plan on a general 6-12" (8-14" Cottonwoods) of snow for the northern and Utah mountains above 7,000 ft with local 12-18" for the Oquirrhs/Uintas, 12-20"+ for the central/southern Utah mountains. Northern Utah valleys are projected to see a general trace-3" of snow, 2-5" benches, local 5-10"+ in the Tooele valley and south end of Utah valley along with many western central/southern Utah valleys. See below image for model projected snow fall through 5am Thursday.