Quick Friday update…

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:03 am


Cool northwest flow in place through Saturday will bring periods of clouds and a chance for light snow at times.  Sunday thru Wednesday high pressure dominates the area with mild temps and dry weather.  Storms return starting on Thursday.


We saw a weak disturbance last night, as expected.  Accumulations were generally an inch or less with the exception of LCC which is favored by northwest flows and picked up a few inches.  Should help soften up turns again today….

Everything in the forecast is still on track.  The northwest flow will weaken by Sunday with dry high pressure dominating through Wednesday with mild temps.

Things start to change on Thursday as the first system from a longwave Pacific trough moves into the area.  This system will be a “ridge buster” so I have a feeling it will fall apart a bit as it moves through the Great Basin.  Still, we should see some valley rain and high mountain snow.  Another, possibly stronger, system on its heels for Saturday, March 1.

Again, these storms look to be moisture laden, but that often means higher snow levels… We’ll have to watch this as we get closer…


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  • I hope we get some fresh snow for the Wasatch Showdown on March 1st at Brighton ski resort. It’s a fundraiser to support Wildland Firefighter Foundation. Check it out….. http://www.wasatchshowdown.com
    Thanks for your hard work with the forecasting I look everyday at what you have to say.

  • Steve

    Curious as to your thoughts after next weekends storm.

    • Haha… I’m focusing more on storms at hand rather than the long range, but I think we will ridge up sometime around March 5 possibly keeping us in a dry pattern until the middle of the month. Then I think we’ll have a wet second half of March, especially if the MJO is in phases 1,2,3, or 4. Of course, this is more of a gut feeling than anything else. When’s your next trip?