The day before winter arrives!

Monday, October 31, 2011 at 8:40 am

10-day Snow Forecast:

Tuesday, November 1:

  •  Above 6K feet, 3-8 inches possible
  • Bench locations, Trace-2 inches
  • SLC Valley Floor, Trace possible

Friday-Saturday November 4-5:

  • Above 6K feet, moderate-heavy (12-24 inches) accumulations possible
  • Bench Locations, may see up to 10 inches
  • lower valley locations, 2-4 inches

Sunday Nigh/Monday November 6-7:

  • Above 6K feet light to moderate  accumulations possible.


Models, which were splitting tomorrow’s system a bit yesterday, are now holding off on splitting it until it is farther south.  In fact, they have the trough strengthening as it moves through the Wasatch Front tomorrow morning.  Expect heaviest precip to be in the morning hours with rain in the lower elevations and snow above 5-6K feet, that snow level will quickly lower to valley floors by late morning, however heaviest precip should be over by then.  Expect scattered snow showers tomorrow afternoon throughout the area.  Mountains should see at least 5 inches in the higher elevations with isolated areas possibly seeing closer to a foot.

Stronger system moving in on Friday, this storm is colder as well.  Precip should start during the day on Friday with Snow above 5K feet and a rain/snow mix in the lower elevations.  Precip should change to all snow in the valley by evening with snow off and on throughout the night on Friday and possibly snow showers on Saturday as well.  Looking like a foot of snow in the mountains is likely with possibly two feet in locales that will be favored by lake-enhanced snow fall.  Lake enhancement should be greatest east of the lake on Friday and sliding south east of the lake during the night on Friday.  Bench locations could see significant accumulations with several inches possible on the valley floor as well.

Another system will move in on Sunday night after a brief break Saturday night and Sunday.  This system, at this time, looks to weaken as it crosses the Great Basin… So for now, we are only expecting light accumulations.  But that could change as we get closer.

Exciting stuff!

…Powder Hounds…

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2 thoughts on “The day before winter arrives!

  1. dantedon

    Good to see that The Powder Hounds are tracking what’s important to all of us! Keep it up … can’t wait for the white stuff.

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