Gradual Transition to Active Weather

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 6:56 am


A weak system will brush far northern Utah on Thursday and offer a slight chance for high elevation snow showers.  Otherwise, our weather will remain quiet through the weekend. Next week, we will see a transition toward a more active pattern as a trough develops over the western U.S.  Hopefully this will give us a chance for a few powder days to close out March.


There hasn’t been too much to talk about over the past week or so after a very active winter.  As much as I love snow and powder, I’ve also been enjoying getting onto the bike and my garage and yard are clean and prepped for summer.  But… I’m definitely not ready to give up on skiing powder just yet.

The only real change to our weather over the next 5 days will come on Thursday as a weak system passes to our north.  We will see some clouds and breezes and from about the Cottonwoods/PC north to the Idaho border, we should have a slight chance at high elevation snow showers.  The rest of the weekend should be clear and warm for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Long Range:

The real change we will be watching will take place next week.  This looks like it will be a gradual transition to cooler, more active weather.  The first system on Monday will drape a cold front across northern Utah.  This looks to be weak.  At best, I think only a few showers can be expected from this.  The bigger change will be middle to late next week as a deeper, more energetic trough pushes into the region.  Still a lot of model variance and confidence 7-10 days out is low,  but at least we have something to watch.  My hope is that we can get some active weather into the region and get at least a couple good powder days in before March is over.


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