Spring Showers

Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

Tuesday update:

Spring showers will be the name of the game for the next several days.  A slow-moving trough will bring the area chances for rain and high elevation snow showers Wednesday right on thru the weekend.  Accumulations are tough to predict thanks to the hit-and-miss nature of these showers, but wouldn’t be surprised to see a few inches above 7k feet each day now through Saturday.  At the very least, it should help soften up this weekend’s turns.

Next week it looks like we clear out to begin the week.  Earlier models were hinting at another trough moving into the region by the middle of next week, latest runs have been trending warmer and drier.  We’ll keep an eye on that…

WSF

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TODAY (SUNDAY APRIL 19) IS CLOSING DAY FOR PCMR AND BRIGHTON… SOFT CLOSE FOR ALTA (they will be open again next weekend).

Warm and dry thru Tuesday.   Wednesday and beyond, a slow-moving closed low will slowly meander across the Great Basin bringing enough moisture and energy to fire up showers, especially during the afternoon hours.  This will continue into the weekend.

Accumulations should generally be light and confined to above 7,000 feet, but if we get under a persistent band of precip later this week, we could certainly see higher totals in areas.  More on that as we get closer.

It does look like yet another trough could move into the region early to middle of next week.  We’ll keep an eye on that.  In general, it’s a fairly typical Spring pattern with unsettled weather and occasional showers.  Good news for maintaining the snowpack as we approach May….

WSF





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  • Nate

    Wow, very insightful analysis. Keep these types of things coming!