Storm rolls in tonight, biggest storm of the year so far.
Friday, November 4, 2011 at 8:27 am
Quick Update: Lake-effect band has set up across the northern half of the Salt Lake Valley…. snow totals look on the lower end of the spectrum except directly under the band. Don’t expect lake effect band to last too long today…. Maybe a few inches in places directly under the band that could snap a few limbs that still have leaves.
Weak storm tomorrow (Sunday) night may bring a few inches to the mountains. Then a break until at least the end of the work week.
10-day Snow Forecast:
Friday-Saturday November 4-5:
Above 6K feet, moderate (10-14 inches) accumulations possible
Bench Locations, may see up to 6 inches
lower valley locations, 1-3 inches*
*These totals may be more if lake-effect snow takes shape southeast of the GSL
Sunday-Monday November 6-7:
Above 6K feet light accumulations possible
Valleys, trace-1 inch possible
Precip will start this evening after a breezy afternoon along the Wasatch Front. Precip below 6K feet should start as rain but change to snow even down to the lowest valleys by midnight. Precip should continue through around daybreak Saturday. Snow will be heavy at times through the night, especially in the mtns. A lake-effect band may develop on Saturday southeast of the lake, this includes much of the Salt Lake Valley and will have to be watched as it may enhance snowfall or continue snow throughout the day on Saturday. Temps will cool significantly with highs struggling to reach 40 in the valley on Saturday and 30 in the mountains.
Sunday, as secondary front looks to push through. If everything holds together, this will be able to add modest snow totals to this storm. Everything should clear up on Monday with ridging for the rest of the week likely. Beyond around Thursday, there is no clear solution so for now we will make no mention of snow possibilities beyond then.