Saturday powder likely . . .

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

Everything still looking good for a bit of powder for tomorrow.  Clouds will increase this morning with a chance for showers by late this afternoon.  Valley rain showers and mountains snow will become more widespread tonight.  System should be mostly out of the area by tomorrow with only a few showers remaining.  Right now it looks like 3-6″ in the Wasatch with up to 8″ in favored locations like the Cottonwoods.

Tomorrow is going to be terrible! Stay home.  😉

Another weak system will clip us early next week.  One or two additional systems will move into the northern Rockies later next week and will keep a cap on our warming for at least a few days.



If you’ve been stuck at work this week and tortured by the seemingly never-ending stream of images of awesome April skiing, you might just have your shot for a bit of powder on Saturday.  After quiet days today and Friday, the next system will move into Northern Utah Friday night.  It does not look overly strong, but 3-6″ are certainly possible.  Just enough to make your Saturday Spring ski day extra special.  This weekend is Brighton’s closing weekend.  Alta and Snowbird will be open as well.  Bottom line: Saturday will be a chance for powder, Sunday will be warmer and good ski/grill weather.

There’s the possibility for another round of snowfall Sunday night into Monday but the models don’t quite agree on that one yet.  EC is much more optimistic than the GFS.  Both models then show a pretty good ridge setting up later next week for some real Spring-like conditions.  We’ve had a really good run of ski days in April — Old Man Winter was just saving his energy for the local die hards, I guess.

We’ll take it!


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