Let the warm up begin…

Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:19 am

Latest trough has moved east of the area.  It brought a bit of snow at times over the weekend.  Amounts generally were under 3″ except in LCC, where Alta reported 8″ of new snow over the weekend.  Now deep powder by any means, but it skied well yesterday!

We are now falling under the influence of strong high pressure.  This will warm us up this week.  By Wednesday, we’ll see some storm systems pass to our north that will cause winds to pick up, however I don’t see any real threat for precipitation until the weekend.  Even then, models and ensembles don’t agree.  GFS keeps most precipitation to our north and east, while the EC is deep enough to bring at least a few showers into the Northern half of Utah late Saturday-Sunday.  Either way, deep powder looks highly unlikely.

There are some indications that an active pattern could re-develop by mid-month.  A lot of uncertainty in the long range this time of year as we transition quickly to summer with a weakening jet.  Still, as we all know, the potential for good powder days extends deep into May for many parts of the Wasatch.


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