Haze for Days

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

Summary:

High pressure remains in control with hazy conditions in the valley.  The mountains remain warm with clear skies.  A trough approaches later this week with a storm pushing into the region Friday into Friday night.

Details:

Nothing new to talk about in the short term.  We remain quiet under high pressure ridge.  Haze continues to worsen in the valleys.  Mountains are a nice escape to clear air and sunshine.

Things will start to change later this week as a trough slowly approaches the west coast.  This storm will weaken as it slowly pushes inland.  Highest precip amounts will be focused to our west and north.

Univ of Utah

Not looking like a big storm for us — although there isn’t perfect model agreement just yet.  I’d say probably weak to moderate.  Definitely better than nothing and it should help us clear the air a bit.

Long Range:

Both the EC and GFS have additional systems pushing into the northwest early next week.  Mostly, it seems like we’ll be brushed by weaker storms between Feb 6-10.  Lots can change, and as I always say, some action is better than no action.  Always a chance that models could trend deeper and stronger with these systems.  FWIW, long range CFS models show a stormier second half of February.  Take that with a grain of salt.

WSF





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  • Chad Niel

    “Some action is better than no action.” -Sage advice as valentines day approaches

  • dpmads

    Should we head to Lake Tahoe for a couple of weeks?