Another storm in the books, another one to go

Monday, March 31, 2014 at 7:07 am

Monday PM update:

Snow will develop overnight but I’m not really feeling this storm — too disorganized for my liking.  Snow showers should continue off and on through the day tomorrow.  I’ll stick with 5-10″ forecast, but I’m not very confident in that amount.  Who knows, maybe things will work out…



6-14″ of new snow being reported in the Wasatch today!  This morning will be killer! A break day today (Monday) before the next system rolls in late tonight with snow through the day on Tuesday.  Amounts with this system look to be in the 5-10″ range.


Yesterday’s front was an absolute slug moving south.  It meant that snow was about an hour later to develop in the Cottonwoods than we expected. But once it did, it improved conditions fast.   Lots of skiers bailed on the day before 1 pm thinking it was a bust.  Big mistake.  By the end of the day, skiers were enjoying 4″ of velvety powder.  Snow continued to fall through the evening and this morning totals are 7″ for Odgen area mountains, 6-8″ for the upper part of the PC ridge, and 10-14″ in the Cottonwoods.  Remember the original forecast was 5-10″.   Even Brian Head got some love with 10″ of fresh!

A break today with increasing winds and clouds in the late afternoon.  Snow will move in late tonight as a low pressure system approaches from the west.  Most of our snow from this system will come on Tuesday in a southwest flow.  Eventually the flow will turn west, then northwest, but most of the dynamics look to be south of the area.  Overall, this system is a bit disorganized and not nearly as strong as it was looking a couple days ago.  I still think it will be good for a general 5-10″ in the Wasatch with perhaps a bit more in places.

We dry out for later this week before a system moves in during the weekend.  This system looks to weaken dramatically as it enters the Great Basin so I’m not expecting much from it.

Long range:

Both major models build a strong ridge over the area next week for dry and warm weather.  GFS tries to break down the ridge around April 11, but the EC keeps the ridge holding strong.  We’ll just have to wait and see…


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