Saturday, December 31, 2016

January Outlook

Plan on above normal precipitation for all of Utah in January with below normal temperatures for all but the southeastern areas of the state.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Utah snow cover

Click on the below image for a color satellite picture of Utah on December 29th.


Click on the below image for the Wasatch Front on December 29th.


Friday, December 23, 2016

White Christmas for all (21)

A significant winter storm will move into all of Utah Friday night and linger into the morning hours on Christmas day. Plan on a general 8-16" (local 17-27") for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft. Look for a general 5-7" for the mountain valleys, Wasatch Front bench areas, and some southwest valleys, 2-4" for most lower valleys. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Friday and 5pm Monday.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snow for central/southern Utah (20)

Look for a storm to bring snow to central and southern Utah beginning tonight, ending by sunrise on Friday. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Wednesday and 5pm on Friday.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Very small storm (19)

Light snowfall for northern Utah tonight into the morning hours on Wednesday. Below is the WRF model forecasted snowfall between 5pm Tuesday and 5pm Wednesday.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Another significant storm (18)

Another significant storm system is expected to move into Utah this afternoon and continue into the morning hours on Saturday. Plan on warm conditions and valley rain ahead of the cold front that moves through on Friday, possible lake effect on Friday night into the morning hours on Saturday. Look for a general 8-14" (local 15-30"+) for most central and norther Utah mountains above 8,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Thursday and 5am on Sunday.




Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Warm front, light snow (17)

A warm front will bring light snow to the northern Utah mountains today, look for a bigger storm to move in on Thursday night with the associated cold front coming on Friday. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Wednesday and 5am Thursday.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Significant storm, part 2 (16)

The second and stronger piece of the storm and associated cold front moves through Utah on Saturday, lingering into the early morning hours on Monday. Plan on a general 5-10" of snow for most northern/central Utah mountains above 8,000 ft with local areas of 11-18"+. In the mountain valleys plan on a general 1-2" with local 3-5". In the Wasatch Front valleys plan on a general zero to 1/2" with local 1-3" benches. Click on the below image for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am on Saturday and 5am on Monday.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Significant storm, part 1 (15)

A significant two part storm is expected to move in Utah Thursday afternoon and continue at times through Sunday morning. The first piece of the storm will be a warm front that moves through northern Utah on Thursday afternoon/night with a bit of a break on Friday ahead of the cold front that moves through on Saturday afternoon. For the first piece of the storm through 5am Saturday plan on a general 4-8" of snow for most northern/central Utah mountains above 8,000 ft with local areas of 9-12"+. In the mountain valleys plan on a general 2-4" with local 5-7". In the Wasatch Front valleys plan on a general trace to 1/2" with local 1-2" focused benches of northern Utah county and Weber/Cache counties. Click on the below image for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am on Thursday and 5am on Saturday.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Another small storm, cold (14)

Another small storm is expected to bring light snow to northern Utah on Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning with cold temperatures for most of the state. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Tuesday and 5am Thursday.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

December Outlook

Plan on cooler than normal temperatures in all of Utah with above normal precipitation in the northern two-thirds of the state.


Weak storm (12)

Look for light snow showers on Thursday into Thursday night mainly south of the Great Salt Lake in the Tooele valley. WRF model forecasted snow below between 5pm Wednesday and 5pm Friday.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

First real winter storm! (11)

The overnight into this mornings teaser storm is winding down, the first real looking winter storm of the season is on the way tonight and will continue through the day on Monday, a few lingering snow showers over and near the mountains into the morning hours on Tuesday. Plan on a general 1-5" of snow for most lower Wasatch front and western Utah valleys, 6-9"+ benches and mountain valleys. Look for 7-11" for most Utah mountain areas above 7,000 ft with local 12-24"+. Click on the map below for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Sunday and 5pm Wednesday.


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Teaser before the main storm (10)

A small storm will move through Utah tonight and be mostly over by sunset on Sunday, a second and stronger storm is forecasted to move in on Monday. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Saturday and 5pm Sunday.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Winter returns (7)

After a very warm and dry November so far we finally have a storm that moves into Utah today, clears out early on Thursday morning. Look for 2-6" of snow above 8,000 ft for many Utah mountain locations with local 7-10". Plan on snow to most valley floors with a general trace-3" in the western central Utah valleys and Wasatch Front with local 4+" benches. Below is the WRF model forecast snow between 5am Wednesday and 5am on Friday.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Quick storm(5)

A quick moving and small storm for northern Utah on Sunday night. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 6am Sunday and 6am Tuesday.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

November Outlook

Plan on warmer than normal temperatures in November for all of the state with near normal precipitation in the northern third of the state and below normal precipitation for the southern two-thirds of the state.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Remnants (4)

The remnants of the BIG pacific northwest storm are expected to push through Utah and Sunday and continue into the morning hours on Monday. Below is the WRF model forecasts snow between 6pm Saturday and 6pm Monday.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

September 2016 Climatic Summary

Click on the below link
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/climate/CLM/September2016_Climatic_Summary.pdf

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Significant storm to start of the 2016-2017 season! (1)

A significant fall storm is expected to move into the Great Basin on Thursday then slowly move to the east clearing out of the Utah area on Saturday, moisture ahead of the storm brings rain showers and thunderstorms to many areas of Utah starting Wednesday. Plan on big rain fall amounts (0.50-1.50"+ for most valleys, 1.00-2.00"+ mountains) over most of the state with rain changing to snow in the mountains by Friday, snow mixed in as low as 7,000 ft. Look for a general 2-5" of snow in most Utah mountain areas above 8,500 ft with local 6-12"+. Below is the WRF model forecast rain and snow amounts between 6am Wednesday and 6am Saturday.



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

First Snow of 2016-2017

The first snowfall of the 2016-2017 season fell in the Wasatch today! Picture of Timpanogos this morning.


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Outlook

Plan on above normal temperatures for the southwest areas of Utah with near normal temperatures for the northeast. Look for near normal precipitation for all areas of Utah.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

August Outlook

Plan on warmer than normal temperature for the entire state with above normal precipitation in the southern  and eastern areas.


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

July Outlook

Plan on warmer than normal temperatures for all of Utah in July with near normal precipitation.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

June Outlook

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


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Strong downslope winds!

Look for gusts to 70+mph tonight into the morning hours on Sunday in the red areas!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Fourth and last storm in the series (45)

The fourth and last storm in the series moves into Utah on Friday night and continues into the day on Monday. Plan on a general 2-4" (local 5-7") of snow for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 6pm Friday and 6pm Monday.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Third storm in the series (44)

The next storm is a series moves back into Utah on Wednesday afternoon and continues into the day on Friday with more valley rain and mountain snow. Plan on a general 2-5" (local 6-12"+) for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow amounts through 6am Saturday.


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Second storm in the series (43)

The second spring storm in the series is expected to move into Utah on Monday morning with more valley rain and mountain snow, valley rain and mountain snow pulls out of eastern Utah on Tuesday night. Plan on a general 2-6" (local 7-11"+) snow for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow through 6am Wednesday.


Friday, April 22, 2016

First in a series of spring storms (42)

Look for the first in a series of springs storms to move into northern Utah on Saturday morning with valley rain and mountain snow, most rain/snow looks to end by sunrise on Sunday. Plan on a general 3-8" (local 9-15") of snow for most northern Utah mountains above 8,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow through 6am Sunday.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

May Outlook

Plan on near normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for Utah in May.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Long duration spring storm (41)

Look for a slow moving trough of low pressure to move into Utah today with mostly valley rain and mountain snow, rain/snow continues in the eastern areas of Utah through Monday. Plan on most accumulating snow to stay above 6,000 feet with a general 5-9" for most Utah mountain areas above 8,000 ft, local 10-20"+ of snow. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow through 6pm Saturday with more to fall after that.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Slow moving storm (40)

A slow moving storm is forecasted to push into northern Utah early on Monday morning, moves into southeast Utah on Tuesday morning. This slow moving storm is expected to be a long duration event lingering over the state through Thursday before finally pulling out. Plan on a general 8-16" (local 17-24") of snow for the northern Utah mountains above 7,000 ft, less the further south and east you go. Look for local valley/bench accumulations in the 1-4" range mainly from the Salt Lake Valley and points north and west including the desert valleys. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 6pm Sunday and 6pm Wednesday.


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Two small storms (39)

Two small storms are expected to move through mainly northern Utah on Thursday night and again on Friday night. Plan on a few spotty valley rain showers on Thursday night with scattered valley rain  showers mixing with snow on Friday night. Total snow for the mountains from both storms is expected to be in the 1-3" (local 4-5") range for most northern Utah mountains above 7,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 6pm Thursday and 6pm Saturday.


Monday, March 21, 2016

Another storm for the north, dry south (38)

Look for valley rain and mountain snow to move into northern Utah on Monday night, cold front pushes through northern Utah early on Tuesday morning with valley rain mixing with and changing to snow at the tail end of the front with little if any valley accumulation. Plan on continued snow showers at times mainly over the mountains during the daylight hours on Tuesday, snow filling into the valleys south and east of the Great Salt Lake on Tuesday night. Plan on a general 4-8" (local 9-14") for most northern Utah mountains above 8,000 ft, local 1/2-2" valleys/benches on Tuesday night south and east of the Great Salt Lake. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 6pm Monday and 6pm Wednesday.




Friday, March 18, 2016

April Outlook

Plan on above normal temperatures and above normal precipitation for all of Utah in April.


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Nice storm for the north, dry south (37)

Look for valley rain and mountain snow to move into northern Utah on Sunday, cold front moves through on Monday morning with valley rain changing to snow at the tail end of the front. Most of the valley rain/snow ends on Monday behind the cold front but off and on lighter snow showers are expected to continue at times over the mountains and south and east of the Great Salt Lake through Tuesday night. Plan on a general 8-14" (local 15-20") for most northern Utah mountains above 8,000 ft, 1/2-7" for areas between 5,000 and 8,000 ft, 0-1/2" (local 1-3" south and east of the Great Salt Lake) below 5,000 ft. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 6am Sunday and 6am Wednesday.





Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Small storm (36)

Look for a small storm to bring valley rain and mountain snow to northern Utah tonight into the morning hours on Wednesday. Plan on a general 2-6" of snow for areas above 7,000 ft in northern Utah. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Tuesday and 5pm Wednesday.