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 . . .