April Pools Day

Monday, April 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

Lots of ponding and puddling today as rain showers move into the state.  We saw our first band of showers move through the Southern and Central Wasatch this morning and bring moderate to heavy rain in places with a couple inches of wet snow above 8,500 ft.   Increasing moisture as the Low tracks closer to us combined with afternoon heating will keep the showers fairly widespread through tonight.  Today on the mountain is going to be very dependent on elevation.  The bases of resorts will likely be rain except in heavy convective showers that could force lower snow levels.  The tops of the mountains should be all snow, albeit of the wet variety.  If you’ve got good Gore-Tex, then it might be a pretty fun day, otherwise you’re in for a soaking when the showers move in.

As the core of the Low approaches tonight, we should see snow levels drop a bit down to around 7K feet.  Expect a few inches of snow above this line, with more possible in certain areas that get under heavier bands of precip.  Tomorrow might actually be a bit a sleeper pow day in places that benefit from good snow bands.

Late Tuesday we’ll clear out and warm up for Wed/Thurs.  The potential pattern change will start on Friday with a weak system clipping the area and bringing a chance for a few inches of high elevation snowfall.  Additional impulses this weekend will move into the area and while none of them look particularly strong, we could see accumulations start to add up.  These are relatively cold systems so it will be all snow in the mountains.  If you’re anything like me, you’ll be dying for snow come August and September, so make the most of it while it’s still around.

Keep the fingers crossed for wet and snowy April!


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