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I still love to watch and forecast Utah weather and will continue to update the Utah Weather Cams, Utah Weather Links, and Climate Change pages but will no longer post on a regular basis. I'm spending more time enjoying Utah snow skiing, cycling, hiking, and water skiing.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Outlook

Plan on above normal temperatures for all of Utah with near normal precipitation.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Southern Utah Snow

Snow is expected at times over southern Utah today through early Thursday morning. Plan on a general 2-4" of snow for the valleys between 3,000-4,000 ft, 5-9" for areas between 4,000-6500 ft, 10-16" for areas above 6,500 ft. See below for the model forecasted snow for this storm.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Downslope winds

See below map of the WRF model forecasted steady winds at 9am Tuesday. The area in red (Centerville/Farmington) could see gusts to 65+ mph.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

More snow (12)

Snow is expected to spread back into northern Utah on Sunday morning and continue at times into Tuesday. Plan on 1/2-3" of snow the northern/central Utah valleys, 3-6"+ benches, 4-8" mountain valleys, 8-15" mountains above 7,000 ft. See below for WRF model forecasted snow for this storm.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

White Christmas (11)

Snow is expected to move into most of the state on Wednesday night and continue into Friday morning in local areas that do well in a northerly flow. Plan on a general 1-4" of snow for many western valleys of Utah between 4,000-5,000 ft and local eastern valleys, 4-6+" bench areas and western valley areas between 5,000-6,000 ft ft, 6-10" mountain valleys and areas between 6,000-7,000 ft, 8-14" southern Utah mountains above 7,000 ft, 10-20" northern Utah mountains above 7,000 ft. Click on the below map for NWS forecasted snow for the storm, the map below that for WRF Model forecasted snow for the storm.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Heavy wet mountain snow (10)

A few spotty light snow showers are expected to move into northern/central Utah on Friday night with tr-1" accumulation mainly over the mountains of northern Utah.  A prolonged moist northwest flow at mountain top levels (mainly southerly flow at the surface) is anticipated to set up over northern/central Utah on Saturday night and continue through the day on Monday with heavy wet snow for the mountains, rain in the valleys and as high as 7,000 ft. Plan on a general 18-24" of snow for most northern/central Utah mountains above 8,000 ft with local 24-30" amounts. Click on the below map for WRF model forecasted snow through 5pm Monday.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Left overs (9)

Valley rain and mountain snow will move into southwestern Utah on Friday afternoon then through the entire state on Friday night, a few lingering snow showers on Saturday mainly over and near the mountains. Plan on a general 3-9" of snow for most Utah mountains above 8,000 ft. Below is the National Weather Service Salt Lake office forecasted snow amounts through 5pm Saturday.

WRF Model forecasted snow between 5am Friday and 5am Monday.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Small warm storm

A small and warm storm (warm for December) is expected to bring scattered light valley rain showers and mountain snow showers to the entire state at times Tuesday night through the day on Thursday, most hours dry in the valleys. Plan on a general 1-5" of snow for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft. See the below WRF model forecasted snow through 5am on Friday.