We clear out under cool conditions today before a rapid warm-up brings us well above normal temperatures by Saturday. A few weak systems could bring clouds and a few showers next week, but major storms look unlikely anytime soon.
Storm is all done. 48-hour totals came in right about where expected. 7-13″ reported in LCC and BCC (highest amounts in BCC). 5-8″ at PC resorts. 6″ at Snowbasin. 11″ at Powder Mountain. So aside from Powder mountain, which exceed forecast amounts, virtually everybody else fell comfortably within range.
Now it’s all about Spring. We are going to warm up again rapidly as high pressure takes control. Saturday should be the warmest day with 70s in the valley and mid to upper 50s on the mountain. Slush fest!
Early next week the high pressure will weaken and retrograde out into the Pacific. This is going to allow a series of weak systems to move into the PNW and British Columbia. We could get grazed by these with a few spring-like showers, but major storms look unlikely through at least the next 10 days. The pattern in early April becomes slightly more favorable for storms, but at the same time, it becomes harder for winter storms to form as the seasons change. We are running out of time.
Unless we have an absolute miracle during the last few weeks of April, it appears the lowest snow on record is our destiny. At this point, we might as well fulfill our destiny — that way we can say we’ve all seen the worst year on record. Who wants an “I survived Utah winter of 2014/2015” t-shirt?
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