Break in the action

Friday, November 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

Today and tomorrow we will continue our short break in the action before another cold storm system enters the area.  Tomorrow will be the warmest day of the week with high temps in the 60s in lower elevations an 50s up high.  Clouds will increase on Saturday ahead of an advancing cold front.

Sunday we will see a cold front move through in the morning, with snow along and behind the front.  It doesn’t look particularly moist, but a decent period of snowfall should allow for accumulations in the high terrain and perhaps the valleys too.  Lake effect may be a factor southeast of the GSL.  Right now, the initial fronts looks to bring 3-6″ to the high elevations by Monday morning.

Additional waves will then ripple through northern Utah in a northwesterly flow through the middle of next week.  Each model has its own idea on timing and strength of these waves, but right now it looks like one on Monday night and another on Wednesday.  Each of these could add a few more inches.  Temperatures should remain cold enough for snow making throughout the week.  Together with the natural snow, the next week should go a long way with helping us build a ski base.

Next Friday, it looks like another, more pronounced, trough will move into the Northern Great Basin.   Models were trending deeper with this trough yesterday but now show it as similar to our storm on Sunday.  Right now, it’s difficult to trust any details more than 5 days out so we might have to just wait and see with this one.  If we look way out into fantasy land, most major models show another trough forming off the West Coast around the 11th of November.

Overall, the next week is going to be much cooler with times of snow in the mountains.  We likely won’t see any one major dump of snow, but each wave could add several inches and before you know it we have over a foot of new snow in the high elevations.   Active weather looks to continue through the foreseeable future.


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