Quiet Weather

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:24 am


A very snowy last two weeks has come to a close.  Utah will now see bluebird conditions for the rest of the weekend.  A chance for a few snow showers midweek, but our next significant snow looks to wait until 2016.


Snow totals over the last week have been impressive.  Yesterday’s final trailing system generally favored areas south of SLC with Brian Head in Southern Utah seeing the highest totals (29″ storm total).  Sundance saw 17″ and the valleys of Utah county saw close to a foot in places in the valleys.  By popular demand, here is a look at totals since last Sunday:


Now, the forecast turns much quieter as ridging takes control.  We’ll see a weak system try to bring moisture to the region Tuesday and Wednesday of the upcoming week.  Perhaps some light accumulations, but almost certainly nothing significant.  In general, the upcoming pattern favors ridging into the New Year and first week of January.  There is some suggestion in the models that we may be transitioning to a more “classic” El Nino pattern with a strong southern jet.  A good chance we won’t see any significant snowfall for at least 10+ days.


After this last storm cycle, Utah’s snowpack numbers are significantly improved. Here is the state as a whole:


All basins are now above the median snowpack! Highest numbers are in Southern Utah with at or near normal in Northern Utah.

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5 thoughts on “Quiet Weather

  1. Matthew Crain

    Do you foresee the temps staying cool thru early January to at least keep the snow conditions decent?

  2. Bill Hunt

    I wonder what’s wrong with the Weber Ogden data? I saw a western region map that had Weber Ogden drainage at 110%, but that was a few days ago.

  3. get some

    boarded Park City today. After bringing my family here for 5 years during the Christmas/New Year holiday this is the best its ever been…by far. Found a few above waist deep powder stashes in McConkies. Not crowded at all. New Quicksilver gondola is nice.. Not as much open as there should be.. Vail has some explaining to do IMO. Food prices went sky high, i.e. a pizza last year was $26, now its $43

  4. Spank Tickleman

    We went sledding(snowmobiling) today on the southwest side of Strawberry Reservoir and there were guys stuck in 4′-5′ piles of powder!! Absoluteley beautiful for the snowpack numbers but still a bit powdery for snow machines… All in all it’s a wonderful start to a loooooooooong overdue season of whiteness!!!!!!

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