Weekend Snow continues

Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 7:20 am


Cold with snow showers will continue today (Saturday) into Sunday.  The flow will turn northwest on Sunday afternoon which will allow for orographic enhancement of snowfall for the Cottonwoods.  A break in the weather for the upcoming week.


Low pressure is still lingering over the area.  Right now it is feed moisture into the region in a moist easterly flow.  You can see this well on the below infrared loop:


This is creating light snow over much of the Wasatch this morning.  Several resorts reporting an inch or two overnight with continued light fluffy snow.  Brian Head in southern Utah reporting 4″ of fresh.  Check out Snowbird on this fine morning:


Nothing too deep, obviously, but should make for some nice turns today.

These snow showers will continue at times into tonight with light accumulations.  On Sunday, the low will finally start to move east and this will cause the flow shift to out of the northwest.  As we know, a northwest flow will get orographic benefits in places like the Cottonwoods.  So a period of heavier snowfall during Sunday afternoon and evening is certainly possible.  May want to keep your eye on last chair Sunday or first chair Monday…

The upcoming week looks dry from Monday thru Thursday with warmer temps.  An approaching trough will impact Northern California and try to move across the Great Basin late Thursday (Dec 3).  Right now it looks like high pressure will significantly weaken and split this trough as it does so.  We could still get some snow showers out of it on Friday, but it certainly does not appear to be anything significant at this time.


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11 thoughts on “Weekend Snow continues

  1. Morgan Griffith

    I was at Brian Head yesterday, the end of the day was great, I bet today would have been awesome. Drove back this morning, the roads were great until we hit the valley. There were a ton of accidents this from Provo to Sandy.

  2. Jim

    Evan you said a few days ago that 60 inches of snowfall for november would be a good start to the season. Snowbird is at 55 inches today with another 5 or more possible by monday so 60 inches is very likely. The base will be about 30 inches or half of fallen snow. Would you consider that ratio to be typical for early season. Later on i would expect that more of the fallen snow will be retained in the base.

    1. Wasatch Snow Forecast

      Yeah, two things about that. Snowbird’s recorded number is likely higher than the number I used which is the Alta Guard UDOT station. Second, we literally started with no snow heading into November. Usually we have some snow in October to supplement that base a bit.

      1. Jiří Kadlec

        Thanks! I’m glad it’s only a temporary thing. because your forecast discussion combined with the photos of the real situation is what I like most about this site.

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