Spring

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:06 am

Wednesday Update:

Storm track is now mostly to our north.  Far northern Utah is being brushed by some snow showers this morning with a few inches of snow reported at Powder Mountain over the past 24 hours.  Another wave will pass through on Friday with a chance for snow showers in the northern mountains, but accumulations should be minimal.  Otherwise, no real chances for powder over the next 7-10 days.  Spring-like temperatures are likely, especially next week.

Looking into the “crystal ball”, I think our next real chance for a storm will be March 17th or so.  Obviously, this is a long way out and subject to change.  It also doesn’t look like a major or extended pattern change. Something to watch…  Until then, enjoy the spring conditions… Or start prepping your warm weather recreation until the next storms come.

WSF

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Summary:

The storm track is in the process of retreating north.  Almost all energy is to remain to our north over the next week or more.  We will have warm temperatures and spring-like conditions.

Details:

Additional showers affected mainly the far northern Wasatch yesterday.  Snowbasin, PowMow, and Beaver added another 4-8″ for storm totals up there of 14-18″.  Central Wasatch got another inch or two for totals in the 12-15″ range.  The snow yesterday was certainly wind-blown in exposed areas, so it was critical to find sheltered areas to find the deep.

We will continue to warm up today into tomorrow.  Spring conditions will be prevalent for the rest of this week with high temps in the valleys in the low 60s, and 40s up on the mountains.

The GFS has almost fully gone the way of the Euro and now has almost all precipitation staying north of the state.  That means this weekend we will have chance for a few showers in northern Utah. Some breezy conditions.  But nothing major that would bring us powder.  Maybe time to think about beginning the transition to Spring recreation for a bit until snow returns…  Or, enjoy a different kind of winter recreating with corn snow and tailgate BBQ?

Long Range:

Generally quiet until mid-month.  Around the 15th, both major models show a storm perhaps dropping into the area.  We will have to watch that.  As I said yesterday, March is looking to be a much more quiet month weather-wise than Dec-Feb.

WSF

 





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  • Dillon Vesper

    How far north would you suppose? Up north toward Jackson,,? Or even further north?

  • heyatoya

    How warm will it get, and will it stay warm thru the 17th? It appears my dream for a week of powder is turning into groomers only and icy off trail jaw busting crud that will break the bones and cut the face when you fall.