2-part Storm

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 8:35 am


Strong, cold Fall trough is still expected to push through the region for the latter part of the work week.  A cool weekend will be left in this storm’s wake.


Models have come into better agreement on the details of this upcoming storm.  First, we’ll have breezy conditions ahead of the system with moisture being drawn up into the region beginning today and tomorrow.  Showers will be possible in the south today and will spread into the north tomorrow, although they should be widely scattered.  Hopefully the wind won’t strip the aspen groves of their burgeoning color in the high elevations.

The main system pushes in on Thursday.  This is still the warm sector of the storm, so Thursday should feature rain all the way up to the high elevations.  Snow levels will really start to fall Thursday evening.  The question then becomes, how much more precip will we see after snow levels drop?  Right now it’s looking like the core of the trough will move through on Friday and re-invigorate precip, with wrap-around continuing through Friday night.  Accumulation range will be highly dependent on exact timing and evolution of this storm.  By the time all is said and done, there could be anywhere from a dusting to 6+” in the high Wasatch.  The highest elevations of the Uintas could feasibly see a foot or more of snow if current model projections are correct.

Lots of moisture, much cooler air, and a taste of winter.  Exciting week!


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