Going in blind

Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 6:06 am

Saturday PM update:

Northern Utah is in a bit of a lull right now as the advection that was generating precip for most of the day has now weakened or moved out of the region.  Cold core is slowly working its way into the area now.  KMTX is back up and shows showers moving back into the Wasatch up near the Idaho border.  Those should make it to SLC area later this evening.  Snow levels will drop to most valley floors tonight as well.  I think another 3-6″ in the mountains is certainly possible if all goes according to plan tonight.  That would bring snowfall totals above 8,000 ft to 10-20″, depending on your location.

Sunday-Tuesday look like break days before chances for snow return Tuesday night-Friday.  Details on that tomorrow morning . . .



KMTX radar seems to be down as of 6 AM.  I can’t really see much other than precip is starting to filter into the area from Idaho.   Solitude webcams are showing the first few flakes flying by. The thought was that the snow would start just before sunrise around the Cottonwoods.  That seems to be coming to fruition.

Snow should pick up in intensity this morning — peaking this afternoon, before winding down overnight tonight.  Winds will accompany the snow if you’re planning on skiing today, so be prepared for gusty southwesterly winds this morning, turning more northwest this evening.

Snowfall totals look to be 7-14″ with more possible in a few locations.  Southern Utah won’t see much other than wind and clouds from this storm.

Looks like we’ll have another storm Tuesday night or Wednesday night… Details on that tomorrow.

Powder time!


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  • Steve

    Any explanation as to why, at least in GFS, the Great salt Lake sometimes seems like a barrier to storms and/or precipitation.In latest GFS runs, and I’ve seen it before, it seems like there is hole east of the GSL. Just wondering if that is just some model thing or if there is some real world explanation for it.

    • I don’t know why there would be a gap east of the GSL. Don’t have an explanation for that one I’m afraid.