Status quo

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

Still not too much new to talk about, today we’ll have decent moisture over the area that will once again lead to a chance of mostly afternoon showers, especially in the higher terrain.  This moisture will be present once again tomorrow.  The cut-off low will start to make its way inland on Sunday into Monday, spreading more widespread showers into the area with snow above about 8,500 ft.  This low will weaken as it moves inland and its exact track is still uncertain.  I anticipate the whole state of Utah stands to see some measurable precip, but it’s unlikely that anywhere will see significant amounts.

We will clear out starting on Tuesday and warm back up above normal.  Euro, GFS, GEM all show a transition back to colder, unsettled WX late next week, although details are still sketchy at this time.  Here is the CPC’s current 6-10 day forecast showing above normal precip anomalies for much of the West:


My general feeling is that April might end up being our first above average month since December — and may feature some decent powder days before the lifts stop turning.  Until we get the pattern to change, expect Spring conditions to continue with a bit of rain or wet snow possible late this weekend/early next week.


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  • Steve

    I know it’s a ways out, but the GFS 18Z looks pretty potent for next weekend and beyond. Would be good timing for me. Curious as to your thoughts.

    • Not too much I can tell you other than you’re right, it does look pretty good. My only concern, besides the fact that it’s still a week away, is the environment is less favorable climatically-speaking for a snowy pattern than it would have been a month ago. Wish this pattern was setting up in mid-January instead of April!