Break from the action this week…

Monday, November 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

10-day Snow Forecast:

Saturday/Sunday, November 12-13:

  • Above 6,000 feet, light to moderate snow accumulations possible

Quick update (Monday, Nov. 8, 4 pm):  GFS and Euro still all over the place dealing with the upcoming complicated WX pattern.  Not fully confident with either solution but still feel the area will see at least light snow either late Saturday or early Sunday.


Snow we saw this past weekend put down anywhere from 6-15 inches in the mountains, and up to 8 inches on the benches around the Salt Lake Valley.  However, these totals fell short of what we had hoped we would see this time last week.  Both systems affected areas south of us far more than here.  Very unusual for this time of the year.

Ridging will set up this week for gradually warming temperature and mostly clear skies.  Inversions will develop to a moderate degree keeping the valleys cool and hazy.  Light breezes should serve to mix out the valleys enough so it doesn’t reach hazardous air quality levels.  By the end of the week, temps should max out in the mid to upper 50s in the valley with temps near 50 in the mountains.

Ridge will shift east on Friday with a complicated pattern approaching from the west.  A low pressure system will drop down from the Gulf of AK far off the California coast.  This cut-off low will slowly meander south before finally being ejected inland in So. California and moving once again across the desert southwest.  Current thinking is that Northern Utah will only be affected to a minor degree by this low as it will be too far south.  However another low will drop through the Pac NW into our area on Sunday, bringing colder air and light precip with it.  This type of storm is generally moisture-starved so AT THIS TIME we do not expect heavy accumulations.  Of course, as we found out last week, this is all subject to change as we get closer to the event.

We will update as soon as things become clearer!

…The Powder Hounds…

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