Storm Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:34 am

Quick update today…  Cold front will plow through the region later today into tonight with snow developing in Northern Utah mountains (and valleys).  Not a major storm, but 4-8″ is likely for high elevations.  Could see a bit more in the Cottonwoods with the benefit of good orographics and some lake effect/enhanced.

Break late Thursday thru Saturday.  Then a trough settles over the region Sunday thru Tuesday.  Right now the trend has been to take the best dynamics with this system south of the area.  We should still see several days of cold air and off and on snow.

More storms possible for the first week of December.

Full update tomorrow….





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  • Ullr, The God of Snow

    Any idea why NOAA is forecasting huge numbers for tonight in Alta? Yesterday I was expecting their estimates to shoot down at some point, but this morning they’re still predicting 3-7″ today and 8-12″ tonight. What could be causing this? Looking at the GFS it doesn’t seem like anything major.

    • Chad Niel

      There is a comical level of disagreement amongst all of the different forecasts right now.

      • Stone McDaniel

        Right? It really is laughable. The NCAR has the precipitation at 0.1″-0.9″. I’m just hoping that the water content of the snow is 5%-6% because of the colder temps in place now and the even colder temps on the way with the passage of the front. That might up our snow totals quite a bit. If the snow is in the 5%-6% area, I’d bet we’ll see 8-12″ maybe 14-16″ in the Cottonwoods… IF orographics and lake effect feel like being nice and gives us an early Christmas present. We can hope! I’m going through ski and snowboard withdrawals!!!! *crosses fingers, legs, eyes, and does a snow dance*

        • Chad Niel

          That’s why I say thank god for WSF cutting through the noise.

  • Longarm

    I believe the NOAA assumption is based on all Lake Effect