Monday Snow Showers

Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:26 am


Snow showers likely today in Northern Utah with several inches possible.  This should allow for some soft turns today and tomorrow morning.  High pressure warms us up and dries us out for the rest of the week.  Next chance for snow is late this weekend into early next week.


A fairly weak disturbance is pass through Northern Utah today.  Snow showers are just now firing up in the mountains as per latest radar returns (6 AM):


Expect these snow showers to continue for much of the day off and on.  Daytime heating could help to destabilize the environment and we could get some heavy, convective showers at times and perhaps even a lightning strike or two.

Total accumulations will generally be in the 2-4″ range above 7,000 feet with perhaps more than that in the Cottonwoods.  This is the type of system where one area can get under a heavy band or shower and see quite a bit in a short amount of time.  I recommend keeping a close eye on radar and webcams if you’re trying to plan going up later today or tomorrow.

High pressure takes control again starting on Tuesday with drying and warming thru the week.  Lame.  Next chance for snow appears like it could be late in the weekend or early next week but models not showing much agreement at this time.  Still waiting on something more significant and concrete to show up in the forecasts.

Enjoy today’s new snowfall while you can!


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  • Jim

    The GFS has been horrible last few days. Not seeing much evidence of a pattern change. CFSv2 still showing positive signs 2nd week of March but keeps getting pushed further out(i assume it uses GFS or GEFS for guidance so no surprise there). I find the Euro more encouraging and the Canadian as well. The MJO is in phase 7, hopefully within a week or two it will be in phase 1 and we should see the GFS signal a change.

  • Anna Vann

    Is it too early to ask how you feel about mid-March?

  • Tom Bennett

    If this helps tomorrow’s riders: Got out this afternoon at Snowbird, they picked up about 4-6 inches with greater drift/accumulations in the expected spots. Nothing epic, just fun.
    Although the valley had cleared on the way out, NOAA is predicting another 4-6 with precipitation moving in round 11pm. Cold too, so tomorrow might be a fun day.