Weekend Round of Snow

Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:34 am


Our break continues today (Friday) with dry conditions.  Next storm moves in late Saturday, and continues into Saturday night and Sunday.  6-12″ likely for the high elevations by late Sunday.  Sunday should be a good powder day.  High pressure takes over for next week.


Very little new information to speak of since yesterday’s post.  Storm will still move into the area tomorrow after another quiet day today.  Expect snow to develop on Saturday afternoon in the high elevations.  SW flow will switch to west, then northwest behind the front on Saturday night.  Instability showers in NW flow will continue into Sunday.  This does not look to be a major storm, but 6-12″ is possible above 7,000 feet in the Wasatch mountains.  Highest amounts probably in the Cottonwoods.

Next week, high pressure builds over the region.  We will likely see our warmest temperatures since November with temps climbing above freezing during the day on the mountain.  It will be almost Spring-like.  The good news is that there is already an end in sight to the high pressure.  It looks like our next chance for snow will be sometime around January 30-31.  Not much in the way of details quite yet, but models have been consistent showing a trough dropping into the west.

East Coast:

I did a quick check of models for the big East coast storm.  Everything is a go for heavy snow in the mid-Atlantic states.  Widespread area of a foot or more with many areas likely to see 2+ feet.


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  • Jiří Kadlec

    How high snow levels do you expect for this weekend? 5000 ft? or much higher around 7000 ft? or somewhere between?

    • I expect they might start as high as 6,000 feet, but should drop to all valley floors late Saturday night.

  • Jim

    latest model runs are backing off precip amounts for weekend storm. looking more like a 4-8 inch event.

    • Yes, that does seem to be the latest trend

      • Jim

        Interesting that the CPC precip forecast is quite bullish 6-10 and 8-14 days considering next week looks to be high and dry.

  • Tom Bennett

    Evan, I’m negotiating my hallpass for the weekend. Sunday AM is a no-brainer, but will it start snowing in time for an afternoon Saturday session?