The system was weak to begin with, but it’s still disappointing when you don’t get as much snow as you were hoping for. Still snowing in a lot of places and that should continue for a few more hours. A little bit of lake enhancement taking place just south and southeast of the GSL right now. Just in time for a commuter’s special. Accumulations range from 0″ to 4″ in the Wasatch with the highest amounts generally in the Cottonwoods. With another inch or two, suspect we’ll end up with 1-6″ from this “storm”.
Interestingly, the models were consistent right up to the onset that there would be more widespread snowfall. I went to sleep last night looking at the radar returns, which literally showed nothing. Satellite and water vapor weren’t too impressive either. But the models insisted on a flair up in precip around midnight. From a purely nerdy meteorological standpoint, I’m going to do some digging tonight to get some answers.
In a piece of good news, there are signs that the ridging could be shorter lived than expected. GFS and Euro both show a potential system for about Monday, March 4th. Not very confident as this system could easily be forced to our north, but it’s worth a mention.
Just looked outside and it’s dumping at mi casa. Time to pack up the gear and head up for some turns! Hope you’re doing the same.
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