A chance for a few light snow showers in the northern mountains tonight and Monday as a system passes to our north. Dry weather for the next week looks likely. Valley inversions getting stronger.
Unfortunately for us the 06z GFS went more in line with the more reliable Euro model. That means that it looks like we will see little if anything on Friday-Saturday. Aside from a chance of snow for the far north tonight, we remain dry for the foreseeable future.
The long range GFS and European models do show a breakthrough of the westerlies after January 15th…. but they showed that for after about January 6th during Christmas week and clearly didn’t come to fruition. Long story short, I’m not sure when the next good storm cycle will start for the Wasatch, but it probably won’t be for another 10 days or more. Inversions will get stronger as this week goes on, so being on the mountains, even without fresh snow, will still feel like a breath of fresh air (literally).
If you are craving powder like I am, maybe consider heading north…. 1-2 feet forecasted for parts of the Northern Rockies by tomorrow evening…. I’m packing up the car right now, in fact.
Have faith! We saw several weeks of dry weather during January even in our miracle 2010-2011 season. Snow will return before you know it!