Gradual Transition

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:21 am


Northern Utah will be clipped by systems passing to our north at times over the next 5 days.  Light mountain snow showers will be possible at times.  Stronger systems still a possibility for late next week.


Very short update today as I really don’t have too much to talk about that hasn’t already been said yesterday or the day before.  The storm track is pummeling the pacific northwest and British Columbia right now.  Northern Utah will get grazed by a few of these waves as they weaken and pass to our north.  The first such wave is late today into tonight, another wave looks possible Sunday night, with a third disturbance on Monday night.  Each impulse is quite weak and I would expect only an inch or two accumulations up high from each.

Late next week, the jet will start to sag south as a trough develops over the western U.S.   This will hopefully bring more organized precipitation into the area.   Right now the best timing for snow looks like late Thursday into Friday of next week.  At this point, there’s really not much agreement on the strength of this system, nor on any subsequent systems.  Certainly a better pattern than what we’re currently seeing.  Still sticking with a “hope for the best” attitude until we are a bit closer.

Stay tuned!


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  • Steve Noufer

    I’m not going to say anything about the CPC 6-14 day maps or their 5/5 confidence in the forecast. That would be wrong.

  • Spank Tickleman

    I’m going to agree with Steve not saying anything. Nothing to see here, move along…