Rain and Snow return

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

Lots of rain showers in the area on this Friday morning, primarily north of SLC up to the Idaho border.  Snow levels are relatively high, but above 7,500 snow should be falling. The main rain band will slowly sag south this morning but will weaken significantly as it does so.  Today could be pretty fun though, with 2-5″ of quick accumulation in the morning to soften everything up.

Another disturbance tomorrow will bring a few more valley rain showers with mountain snow showers to the area, although accumulations once again look to be minimal.

The main system of interest will drop into the Great Basin late on Sunday through Monday.  Models have once again sped up the timing of this system back to the original forecast of Sunday night through Monday rather than Monday night into Tuesday.  The system is fairly potent, fairly slow moving (after it cuts off) and has plenty of moisture.  However, the track is still a concern as the best dynamics could track farther south.  We will once again have a chance for wrap-around moisture later on Monday night that could favor the Wasatch Back.  My best guess right now is that we are looking at 4-8″ in the Wasatch with this system, but with the right track, more is certainly possible.  Monday and Tuesday could be fun powder days.

We will ridge up for the middle of next week.  A return to stormy weather is possible for the weekend of the 13-14th.  This is the closing weekend for many areas statewide, it would be nice to say goodbye with a powder day, eh? I’ll keep you informed.


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