Time for a Rest

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:45 am

Friday Update:

No real change in the forecast since yesterday.  Storm still arrives late Sunday into Sunday night.  Good accumulations likely.  Monday should be a good powder day.

WSF

Summary:

A break in the action will carry us into the weekend.  Another storm will push in later on Sunday into Sunday night and Monday.  This should mean a Monday powder day.  Another break in the action could be possible after this storm.

Details:

Quiet high pressure finally back in control after last week’s burial.  We should stay dry and warm and mostly sunny through Saturday. On Sunday, a storm will begin to approach the region with skies clouding up.  By afternoon we could see a chance for snow showers in the mountains.

Current timing has a potent cold front pushing through Sunday night.  This should bring a period of heavy snowfall to Northern Utah.  Snow showers should diminish through the day Monday.  As of right now, it’s a perfect recipe for a good Monday powder day.  Current QPF from the NAEFS members:

Univ of Utah

Looks like 0.7-1.4″ of liquid for the Upper Cottonwoods.  This is a colder storm so ratios should be fairly high.  Initial estimates would be 6-12″ of snow in the mountains with 12-18″ for the Cottonwoods.   We’ll continue to watch over the next few days and fine tune this numbers.

Long Range:

It looks like the storm track will retreat northward again as ridging builds in to our south from March 7-10, at least.  By March 11-12, we could see a storm system try to push into the Great Basin with a trough developing over, or just off, the west coast.  Still early, but hopefully this will lead to a more active pattern for around mid-month.

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