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.



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.


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:

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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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