Quiet Wx

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:16 am

Not a whole heck of a lot to talk about today.  The trough will be exiting the area today.  A final weak shortwave moved through northern Utah overnight and dropped anywhere from a dusting to 3″ (snowbasin).   Lots of cold air still around but we will warm up as the week progresses.  Inversions will likely develop in the valleys.  The cold air has kept the snow from the past week in really good shape, so if you can find untracked lines, it will ski deep!

The outlook looks dry for the next 7-10 days at least.  Both EC and GFS show grazing systems on Friday and again on Sunday/Monday that will add a few clouds and maybe a slight chance for a shower in the far north.  Main storm track is hitting BC, Canada for now… Hopefully it will drop back south in time for the holidays.  We’ll keep you updated!


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  • Adrian

    Hi Evan, any chance you could update with the snow pack vs average graph again? Thanks Adrian

  • steve

    I can’t believe that a week ago we were talking about an active December with lots of frequent storms, and as of now, we have only had 2, with no hope for 10 more days? It is really shocking how quickly the longer range forecast can change and how little progress there has been relative to long range forecasting? 10 days? Ugh!! BTW-this is clearly the best forecast site for the Wasatch-thanks for your hard work.

    • It’s true that long range forecasting is far from perfect, but trust me, it’s much better than it was just 5 years ago. Things can change for the good as fast as they can change for that bad, so don’t get too discouraged.

  • Steve

    I don’t understand how a week ago we were looking at a snowy December yet We have only seen two storms and now we are talking about no snow for 7 to 10 , this shows me how long-range forecasting has such a difficult time predicting the future beyond a few days at a time