Much quieter weather to be expected this weekend. A very weak wave will clip us on Sunday bringing a slight chance of high elevation snow showers to the Wasatch. Otherwise, high and dry until the middle of next week.
Late next week it looks like a closed low will form somewhere in the Great Basin and slowly meander its way thru or near Utah. At this point, it’s impossible to know any details but it looks like at least showery weather will return for the second half of next week. If they set up right, these slow moving storms can drop significant precip in certain areas. I will keep an eye on that in the coming days.
In other news, I’ve been nursing a bad ankle for well over a month now. Last week I tried to ski on it and after a few runs had to stop. For the Wednesday storm, I took a lot of pain killer, wrapped it up tightly, and let the adrenaline of deep powder get me through the day. I tried for a repeat performance yesterday (Thursday), but it wasn’t to be. Didn’t even make it onto the lift before I decided to call it. It’s most likely a wrap on my season now. Due to a combination of illness, business trips, injury and less-than-ideal snow conditions, I only skied 38 days this year — by far my fewest since moving to Utah. Now it’s just time to just let myself heal. I’ll still be forecasting as long as there is something to forecast… And who knows, if something deep comes along, I’ll probably be stupid enough to buckle up the boots again. But if it is the end, it was a great way to head into summer!
Next update will likely be on Sunday…