Our weak system yesterday did exactly as expected, bringing 1-2″ of wet, creamy snow to the highest elevations. We are now in for a warm weekend as high pressure to our south nudges over the region. A trough moving into the northwest this weekend will promote a southerly flow that will enhance the warming. Mid-70s likely in the valley by Sunday with 50s up on the mountain! VERY WARM!
Next week a closed low will combine with some moisture infusion from the south. As always with these closed lows, the exact location of the best precip is difficult to know at this point, but it looks like Utah could see scattered showers next Wednesday and Thursday. Accumulations do not look significant.
After that the models generally agree that another system will try to push into the region around 3/22, but it at this time it looks like that system will also weaken considerably as it encounters the ridge. In general, long-range ensembles hint at a more active pattern developing by the last week of March, but for me, it’s hard to put any faith in that right now.
It certainly feels like we keep getting up only to get knocked down again….
When there is solid good news to report, you’ll be the first to know!