More of the Weak

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:18 am

Summary:

Light refreshers yesterday evening.  Snow showers will continue today but will be heavier on Sunday.  A break Monday and Tuesday before a colder storm moves in on Wednesday.

Details:

Just a quick update today as not much has changed and I’ve got some old friends in town.  Going to show them around the Wasatch this weekend.  Snow showers today at times but not much in the way of accumulation.  The wave last night brought a brief period of mountain snowfall. 2-5″ being reported at Utah resorts. Just about what we were expecting.

The main next period for accumulating snowfall will start late tonight and continue through Sunday.  This snowfall doesn’t look particularly heavy and amounts not overly deep, but we could see 3-6″ with perhaps up to 10″ in a few lucky spots by Sunday night.

A break Monday and Tuesday, although there could be some lingering snow showers.  A colder storm system pushes in on Wednesday.  This doesn’t look major, but it is more organized and more of a direct hit for Utah.  I’d expect decent accumulations and perhaps some good skiing Wednesday and Thursday.

Long Range:

The pattern for the last week of the month looks like it will be a amplified ridge off the west coast up into Alaska.  That means that we should see some colder systems slide down into our area.  Usually these type of “inside sliders” are moisture-starved and weak.  But it’s a pattern we haven’t seen much of this year.  Too early for any details just yet.

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