As the title suggests, today is the last day of summer (meteorologically speaking). A weak cold front moved through last night, bringing with it some clouds, some wind, and a few showers and thunderstorms. Unfortunately, there was little in the way of cooling as we will still be at or above seasonal norms today — around 90F in SLC. Luckily, more cold fronts will move through the area this week. Each one kicking up winds, but not doing much to help us cool down. At least not until Friday or so of this week when the deepest trough of them all drops into the region.
Right now it looks like we’ll drop at least 10F for next weekend but if the latest Euro is correct, that number could be as much as 20F. There may even be a chance for some high elevation snow showers IF we can get some moisture into the region as well. It’s definitely going to feel more Fall-like! Personally, I can’t wait!
More details as we get closer this week! If the slight chance for snow showers comes to fruition, I’ll let ya know!
P.S. El Niño’s strengthening continues. Today’s update shows it at +2.2C in the 3.4 region, which means it is still likely that we will have a “super El Niño” of near record levels later this Fall. Of course, as always, that doesn’t mean a lot for Utah — but it should make the world more interesting for those with an interest in meteorology/climatology.