Snowing again in Utah!

Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 7:26 am

Sunday 12pm update:

Scattered mountain snow showers continue…  A weak impulse will move in this afternoon as the flow becomes increasingly northwesterly.  Snow showers should pick up, especially in the Cottonwoods this evening.  Still hoping the lake effect machine turns on tonight — conditions are marginal, but if it does turn on, we could see higher snowfall totals downwind (southeast) of the lake.

Of note, the 12z EC now shows a system clipping our area early next week as it drops down the Continental Divide.  This is the first run of any model to show this, but it’s the EC (the gold standard of models) and it’s a fairly typical early season pattern so it bears watching…. More tomorrow morning… WSF



It’s snowing this morning in the high elevations.  More snow likely off and on through this evening with total accumulations of up to 6″ likely above 8k feet.  Clearing tomorrow with high pressure taking control for the next week or more.


We are just starting round two of this storm system this morning.  Yesterday we had brief heavy rain and snow as the cold front barreled through the area.  Snow levels started at 9,000 feet but quickly dropped to 7,000 feet by sunset on Saturday.  Currently it looks like snow levels are between 5 and 6k feet.  Here is a timelapse of the storm moving into the Uintas yesterday:



And another view of Alta quickly changing from brown to white yesterday…



Current live view of Hidden Peak looking good!



Today we’ll see off and on snow showers continue.  It looks like they may peak sometime this evening as a last lobe of energy moves through.  Behind this energy, we’ll have to watch to see if any lake effect/enhancement develops.  Overall, I think 1-6″ of additional snow will fall today above 7,000 feet.  Snow showers will be possible on the benches, and maybe even the valleys late this afternoon.  Areas favored by northwest flow (Cottonwoods), will likely see the most snow.

Tomorrow we start to clear out with high pressure taking control.  It looks like all storm systems will stay well to our north for the foreseeable future.  No storms likely in the next week to ten days.


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  • Steve

    So, assuming no storms for next 2 weeks( which I understand could change), that means basically no snow on the ground mid November. I’m curious as to how unusual that is on an historical basis.

    • I think a decently amount of snow from this storm will stick around…. Which isnt neceasarily a good thing. To answer your question… Its very unusual!

  • Andre

    Will temperatures be low enough for the snow guns to pick up where Mother Nature doesnt?

    • Yep. Every night through at least Wednesday they should be able to fire the guns!