Snow on the horizon? Maybe.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

10-day Snow Forecast: Chance for light accumulations next week (Nov. 1-2)

Parts of Colorado saw decent snows overnight with A-Basin reporting 10″ with similar reports elsewhere.  As advertised, the precip associated with that system remains well east and south of the Wasatch Front and all we were left with was cooler temps and a few clouds.  Heights will rise through the weekend, and with that temps will rise as well to slightly above normal (Low 60s) in the Salt Lake valley.  Tonight (Wed night) will be the coldest of the year so far with temps dropping to the upper 20s with low to mid 20s in higher valleys and outlying areas. Cover up or bring in tender vegetation.  Soon enough, these chilly temps with be the norm.

From a ski perspective, today brings fairly good news as both the GFS and the ECMWF are together on breaking down the ridge a bit next week with a trof that will brush the area on Tuesday…. The GFS keeps it farther north with little or no precip for us while the Euro is deeper and gives us a good chance for some light snow accumulations at least in the mountains.  The question now is whether or not the ridge will rebuild after that trof, or if that trof will aid in breaking down the ridge fully and allowing a split flow to undercut the pacific blocking ridge and bring in a series of storm systems.  We would not be surprised here at WSF to get a couple decent storms before scheduled opening days (circa Nov 18).

Outlook is looking much more promising than in weeks past.  Stay tuned for details as we get closer and remember to PRAY FOR SNOW!


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