Weaklings

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:08 am

Summary:

A storm system will bring periods of rain and mountain snowfall today thru Friday.  Southern Utah mountains will be favored for the highest amounts.  A break for the weekend before another storm system pushes in Monday into early Tuesday.

Details:

Trough is digging into the Great Basin currently.  Showers will spread into Utah during the day today.  There is still plenty of warm air so snow levels will be high today, likely at or above 8,000 feet.  Colder air works its way into the region this evening as a cold front pushes through from northwest to southeast.  Snow levels will fall below 7.000 feet tonight.  Showers will continue, especially in southern Utah, through the day on Friday.

Yesterday we talked about the lack of confidence with this system.  Small changes in the track of the storm could have large implications on accumulations and amount of cold air.  Trends in the past 24 hours have been weaker with this system for northern Utah.  I think we can still expect 5-10″ of new snow for the highest elevations, but I’m not as confident that some places will better that amount.  If you’re desperate for powder, your best bet would be southern Utah.

This weekend, we will clear out with warm temps returning.  Good weekend to “double dip”, ski in the morning, have a lunch tailgate bbq, then head to the valley for some mountain biking, golf, etc.  That’s my plan at least…

Next storm pushes in late Monday into Monday night.  Right now it looks like a quick-hitting cold front — not expecting big accumulation.

Long Range:

A break for the middle of next week with perhaps more storms for later in the week.  There is some hints from models that we could see another atmospheric river storm push into the west.  Something to watch…

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