Spring Showers

Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:10 am


Moisture is spreading into Utah from the south over the next 24 hours.  Scattered showers with relatively high snow levels likely thru the weekend.  More storms will continue the chances for showers later in the week.


Low is spinning off the California coast and, as expected, it is pulling copious moisture into Utah this morning.  You can see the moisture moving in from the south in this infrared image:


Almost monsoon like…  Scattered showers will increase from north to south over the next 24 hours.  Snow levels should be up near 8,000 feet but could drop down to 7k feet in heavier showers.  Heaviest showers will likely be in the afternoon with diurnal heating.

We should start to dry out gradually by Tuesday and Wednesday, but another system could keep showers going in mainly southern Utah.  Later next week, models are very different.  The Euro has what would be a halfway decent system for late Thursday into Friday.   The GFS drops this trough much farther west before pushing into the region next weekend.  This would moderate temperatures a bit and would make powder a bit less likely.  We’ll have to keep an eye on the details, but it looks like a chance for snow late next week.


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  • Black

    can we expect any kind of accumulation this weekend? wondering if waiting til sunday to ski will benefit us..

    • It’s possible we could get some minor accumulation if we get under some good showers, but it will likely be confined to the highest elevations and probably very dense.