Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Outlook

Plan on warmer than normal temperatures for all of Utah in February. Look for above normal precipitation in the northwest corner of the state and below normal precipitation in the southeast corner.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Third storm is a series of storms (28)

The third storm is a series of storms moves into Utah this afternoon with snow showers continuing into the day on Tuesday. Plan on a general 8-14" (local 15-25") snow for most Utah mountains above 7,000 ft, look for 5-9" in the mountain valleys and some bench areas, 2-6" in the lower valleys. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Sunday and 5am on Wednesday.


Friday, January 20, 2017

Second in a series of storms (27)

The second in a series of storms moves into Utah this afternoon, mostly ends by mid-day on Saturday. Plan on a general 7-9" (local 10-18") of snow for most Utah mountains above 7,000 ft. Look for a general 3-6" for the mountains valleys and benches, 1-3" for the lower valleys. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Friday and 5am on Sunday.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Active pattern returns (26)

The active pattern is back with the first in a series of storms moving into Utah early on Thursday, mostly ending by sunrise on Friday. Plan on a general trace-3" along the Wasatch front valleys, mountain valleys, northern mountains, and southern mountains. Look for 4-8" snow for the southern Wasatch front mountains, central mountains, and central west desert valleys. Click on the below map for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Wednesday and 5pm Friday.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Last storm for possibly 7+ days (25)

Another significant winter storm is expected to move into Utah today and continue into the morning hours on Friday in southern Utah, northern Utah starts to clear out from north to south on Thursday. Plan on another 12-24" snow for most northern/central Utah mountains above 7,000 ft with local 25-30"+, 8-15" for the southern Utah mountains. Look for a general 2-6" for the northern Utah mountain valleys and southwestern desert valleys, 1-3" for the benches along the Wasatch Front, zero-1" for the lower valleys along the Wasatch Front. Click on the below image for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Tuesday and 5am Friday.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lots of water, mountain snow! (24)

A significant winter storm is expected to move into mainly northern/central Utah on Saturday afternoon and last into the morning hours on Tuesday with off and on rain/snow at times. Look for most lower valley areas to start as snow on Saturday afternoon/evening but then transition to rain for most of the storm before switching back to snow on Monday afternoon. Plan on a general trace-2" of snow for the Wasatch Front valleys, 3-12+" for the Cache and mountains valleys, 13-36"+ for the central/northern/Uinta mountains above 7,000 ft. Click on the below image for the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Saturday and 5am on Tuesday.


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The unsettled pattern continues (23)

Another storm is expected to move into northern Utah on Tuesday night, push south through the state on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, ending in the far southern areas by sunrise on Friday. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5pm Tuesday and 5pm on Friday.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Storms return (22)

Look for a band of snow to move into northern Utah on Sunday night, stalling over central Utah on Monday morning. The band of snow moves back north during the day on Monday into Monday night, all snow ending by early Tuesday morning. Below is the WRF model forecasted snow between 5am Sunday and 5am on Tuesday.


December 2016 Climatic Summary

Click on the below link
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/climate/CLM/December2016_Climatic_Summary.pdf

Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal