Tuesday: A fast moving cold front is passing through the Central Wasatch this morning. Moderate snow has been falling in the mountains. Total accumulations of only an inch or two with perhaps 3-4″ in favored locations of the Cottonwoods before we clear out by noon.
Enjoy the clear air in the valleys today, because starting tomorrow, we will be back in inversion city with plenty of haze developing. Cool valleys temps and smog will last all week with temps in the mountains warming well above normal.
A weak front will move through late this weekend. Doesn’t look like there will be any precip with the front, but hopefully it can help weaken the inversions briefly. Latest model trends have a more zonal flow developing around New Year. Hopefully this will send some stronger systems our way, but at this point, it doesn’t look overly promising — at least it’s a change.
CFS still shows storms increasing in both frequency and intensity through the month of January….