Wednesday PM update:
Today’s disturbance performed as well as we could have hoped, with amounts in the high Wasatch generally in the 4-7″ range. We will be mostly clear this evening. Tomorrow’s system will spread snow into the area again from north to south with snow starting around daybreak up north and by mid-morning for SLC south. Looking at the latest model guidance, I think an additional 6-12″ is likely by tomorrow evening above 7,000 ft. Another weak warm advection wave will move into the area on Friday. This will keep snow showers going with a few more inches possible. Overall, snowfall totals, including what fell today, should be about 12-24″ by Friday night.
Next system still looking good for Saturday night and Sunday… Right now another 8-16″ is possible for 6-day storm totals of 20-40″ if all goes according to plan. Not too shabby. Update in the AM…WSF
Snow likely today with 3-6″ in the mountains of Northern Utah. More snow tomorrow with an additional 5-10″ likely. Total accumulations by Friday should be 8-16″! Another good storm coming in Saturday night into Sunday.
A second disturbance is moving into northern Utah today, bringing steady snowfall to all elevations. A lot of moisture is associated with this shortwave, but not too much dynamics. Still, an inch or two in the valleys with 3-6″ in the mountains. Skiing/riding should be very good. Snow will taper off this afternoon with a break tonight.
Next system moves in tomorrow. This system has better structure and dynamics and should be a good snow producer for us. I expect an additional 5-10″ to fall tomorrow and tomorrow night. Thursday will be great storm day skiing with fresh snow on top of fresh snow.
Friday will be a break, although a moist advection flow could keep a few snow showers around. It should be a good powder day!
Saturday will be breezy ahead of the next system. Snow will likely begin in the evening and continue overnight and into the day on Sunday. Right now it looks like 6-12″ with possibly more will fall from this final system. Sunday you’re going to have to make a choice between football and deep powder. Personally, I hope you all choose football ;-).
Overall, accumulations by Monday should be anywhere from 1.5 to 3 feet. Snow we desperately need! It’s going to be more typical Utah winter fun out there this week!
Still looking like ridging returns to the area next week. GFS still showing signs of breaking down the ridge again over the last ten days of January.