Small Potatoes

Monday, December 1, 2014 at 5:51 am


A break today and Tuesday before our next storm moves in Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Snow levels will be high and this isn’t an overly strong system for us, but several inches of wet snow is likely.


Yesterday we had a weak cold front drop south into the area. It weakened considerably and didn’t make it as far south as I was hoping.  Only 1-3″ reported in the Wasatch south of I-80 with 6″ near Snowbasin and perhaps a tad bit more in the high elevations outside of Cache Valley.   It was a weak system so expectations were minimal to begin with, but it would have been nice to come away with a bit more snow.

A break for Monday and Tuesday before the next system moves in Tuesday night.  The parent low will spin off the California coast and throw waves of energy across the Great Basin.  Unfortunately, as these waves eject away from the parent low, they will weaken considerably.  The Sierra Nevada should do okay, but the mountains of Utah look unlikely to see significant accumulation.  This system is also very warm, so snow levels will likely stay around 7,000 feet throughout the event.  Right now, I’d expect off and on snowfall Tuesday night through Wednesday night with total accumulations by Thursday of only 3-6″.

A period of clouds and a few chances for showers should continue Friday and Saturday.  But major storms will stay away from Utah for now.  What we need right now is a major pattern change… at this point, I’m not seeing it in the next 7 days.  Hopefully something will show up soon…


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