Indian Summer continues… Autumn returns on Tuesday

Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

10-day Snow Forecast: Tuesday – Wednesday night (Oct. 25-26)…. Trace-3 inches above 6000 ft.

Very warm weather across the Wasatch Front today (Saturday) thru Monday with temps around 70 degrees and up to 60 degrees in the higher elevations.  Then cold front drops south down the Rockies on Monday Night bringing scattered showers Tuesday and Wednesday to the area and significantly cooler temps with highs in the Valley around 50.  Tuesday night and Wednesday should see temps colder enough for a few snow flakes all the way down to valley floors… however, little if any snow accumulation is expected with the lack of moisture on the western side of the front.  Colorado front range is going to see the brunt of the precip with their first accumulating snow expected in the Denver area.

SLC will see it’s first sub-freezing temps Tuesday and Wednesday night as temps will likely dip into the upper 20s.  Time to bring in tender vegetation!

Long Range: Ridge will gradually re-establish itself over the area toward the end of this week with temps warming to near normal (low 60s).  GFS is backing off on the idea of jet bringing in storms by the end of the month.  As I suspected, it seems the ridge should hold strong at least into the first week of November before some strong Lows drop down from the Gulf of AK and batter the NW coast.  Hopefully, soon thereafter storms with make their way farther south and bring us a nice base.  Pray for Snow!


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