As autumn as it gets

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hope everybody enjoyed the weekend! It was as close to a perfect Autumn weekend as you could ask for weather-wise.  These perfect conditions will persist through the week.  Snowfall has been completely melted off on south facing aspects, mostly melted off on east and west facing slopes — and only remains on the shady north sides of the mountains.  After this week, most of that should be gone as well.

EC and GFS both in good agreement keeping us dry through the week.  Inversions will likely develop with mildly hazy skies in the valleys.  The next event of any note in the models will be a system dropping into the Northern Rockies early next week.  It looks like most of the energy will pass to our east, but Utah will be clipped with some colder air and a chance for a few showers, especially in the Uintas, next Monday/Tuesday.  There is always a chance the models could trend farther west with this feature and give us a more widespread shot at snowfall.

As we head into November, models continue to hint that we’ll slowly break down the ridge with systems reaching the west coast during the first week of the new month.  Still very early to say with any confidence that this will happen, but it bears watching.


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