Some good luck for once . . .

Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 8:41 am

If you’re in northern Utah, you’ll notice the cloud coverage building over the area in advance of a cold front that will pass through the area this evening.  This system is a change of luck for us because it was showing as going well north of the area a few days ago but models have been consistent now for the past two days in bringing the front through the area. Snow will start in the mountains around mid-day with rain developing in the valleys during the afternoon.  Snow levels will fall this evening with but not before the bulk of the precip falls.  This storm will favor areas to the north with Snowbasin and PowMow likely seeing a foot or more.  The Cottonwoods will see 6-12″ with locally higher amounts.  Park City resorts can expect 3-8″.

Good dynamics and fairly cold air will accompany the front so a period of heavy snow this afternoon and evening is likely at the resorts.  Snow will diminish overnight giving way to what could be an awesome powder day tomorrow at all Utah resorts.

A ridge will give us a beautiful, warm weekend before it starts to break down a bit toward the middle of next week.  Details and model consensus are vague at this point, but if any precip does fall, it doesn’t look to be significant at this time.   Still looking like we could see a pattern change during the second week of February.

Stay tuned . . .

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  • I’m sad to see you no longer want my comments. I will be the first to admit that I’m not always right and forecasting snow in Utah is very hard but I grew up in Utah, love snow and snow skiing, and have a meteorology degree. On average (not always) I can forecast snow in Utah better than most and I hate to see weather sensationalized which is often the case by the media and even the NWS at times and I can see you falling into the same trap. I seek to try to get the most accurate information to the small segment of the public that is interested in real information and not hype.

    • Scot,

      I apologize for the misunderstanding but it was never my intention to disable your comments. The other day you commented on my status and wrote the same thing twice. I just tried to delete the duplicate comment and Facebook then asks if you’d like to disable this user’s ability to comment and I must have clicked ‘Yes’ by mistake. I welcome people giving their opinion on my page and you are one of several who do so. And this season, you have been correct more often then not with snow totals as most storms have proven to be a disappointment.

      I’m not a facebook expert but I reset my page in an attempt to clear any restrictions so hopefully you don’t have any issues commenting in the future.

      Enjoy the snow!


  • Thanks for the clarification, I will continue to post when I have time.