High pressure is in control for now, with bluebird conditions. Inversions will be re-developing in the valleys over the next few days. Systems will be riding to our north this weekend but could brush northern Utah with enough energy for occasional snow showers in the mountains.
One system will move through on Saturday and another late Sunday into Monday. These systems at this point look meager, which is a disappointment as there were some positive signs with these systems just a couple days ago but it looks like high pressure will win this battle.
High pressure regains full control next week. We continue to struggle to get a long-term pattern change into the area. These “one-and-done” systems won’t cut it. Still, snowpack numbers are still ok. Here’s a look at how the latest storm impacted the Cottonwoods/PC area:
Snowbird remains above the 30-year median. If we didn’t see another snowflake for the rest of January, we’d finish the month right at the median.
Park City, which was running behind, got some help from this storm. They are still below the median, but only just:
As we were reminded on Monday, forecasts can change in a hurry. So it might not look great right now but anything outside of 5 days is totally subject to change. Just be thankful you’re not in Tahoe right now… poor guys out west really can’t catch a break.