Warm and mostly sunny conditions will prevail through Tuesday before we see a major change with snow moving in late Wednesday and Thursday.
Beautiful Spring weather continues over Utah today with plenty of sunshine and just light breezes. This will continue through Tuesday before BIG changes move in for late Wednesday into Thursday.
A large scale trough will break down the ridge starting on Tuesday with precipitation moving into Utah by Wednesday afternoon. Snow levels will start out high but quickly fall Wednesday evening down to most, if not all, valley floors. This looks like a storm for the entire state as well,
Unless we see a major change in the timing of this system, all signs are pointing to Thursday to be the day to be up on the hill. Like it or not, our number of powder days remaining is dwindling, and snow doesn’t stay as fresh with the warm temps and high sun angle between systems. So you may want to take a “sick” day this week before it’s too late. A reinforcing wave may impact the area Thursday night, so Friday may also feature some good skiing/riding.
Still quite a bit of disagreement in the exact strength of the system, but at this point it looks like the high elevations will see at least 6-12″ with the potential for more if all comes together just right.
High pressure builds back in late Friday and Saturday. ECMWF has the next system moving in Sunday afternoon while the GFS holds off until Monday night. Big discrepancy! But it does look like we’ll see more snow at some point early next week.
Don’t give up on powder just yet… We almost always see decent snowstorms as late as mid-May.