Not much change from yesterday’s post. We have a very weak cold front brushing us today that will increase clouds and perhaps the far north could see a snow showers or two. Another brush-by system on Sunday night/Monday will bring more clouds. High pressure will keep us dry next week with temps warming and valley inversions developing.
The GFS has been showing a better system for next weekend, some of you who look at the GFS model may be hopeful. Unfortunately the Euro does not agree on that system at all currently, until it does, I’m reluctant to make much mention of it. We’ll see how subsequent runs handle things.
Despite the dry spell we are now entering, the ski conditions are still great. The mountains are almost all fully open and there is plenty of high quality snow around to have a great time exploring. Those of us complaining are just spoiled powder snobs. 🙂
A weak cold front will bring clouds, breezes, and a few light snow showers to Northern Utah on Saturday. Another wave could bring a few more snow showers on Monday. After that, we dry out completely and warm up with valley inversions developing.
Not too much happening. Tomorrow we’ll have a very weak cold front brush by far northern Utah. We could see snow showers in a few places and definitely some cloudiness, but accumulations should stay under an inch for most areas.
Another wave of energy will brush us on Monday with the best moisture staying well to our north. A few additional snow showers will be possible then, but again, accumulations will be minimal.
Beyond Tuesday of next week we transition to full on high pressure. The upper elevations will warm up considerably while inversions develop in the valleys. With strong inversions in place, it could get ugly in the valleys. I’ve been checking with some of the long range ensembles desperately hoping something shows up to kick the high pressure out sooner rather than later. We’ll have a system around January 8-9 that will move into the west coast but I’m not optimistic it will hold together enough to do much for us. For right now we just wait and hope something more promising shows up in the models.