Good morning! This should be the hottest day of the week with the 700 mb (about 9500 feet) in the low 60s, and we should warm into the low 90s. There is a thin layer of moisture, so the heat will be enough to develop an isolated thunderstorm. The air mass will cool tomorrow and Friday with max temperatures more in the low to mid 80s, and with a cool start to the days, should be some nice weather! We'll begin warming back up this weekend into early next week, but the moisture will return with at least a scattering of thunderstorms. Stay cool today, it'll be warming up fast this morning.
Good morning! I loved yesterday! There were some big thunderstorms around, and I was still able to get a nice long bike ride in before the storms really got rolling! It should be a quieter weather day today with any thunderstorms likely to be isolated. The main reason for the drying and more stable air mass is a fairly strong low pressure off the Pacific Northwest Coast producing a little stronger, drier southwest flow. We should see warmer temperatures through Wednesday, then slightly cooler by Thursday and Friday. Our max temperatures today and tomorrow will be 85-90, but likely into the low 90s on Wednesday. Have an awesome Monday!
Good morning! More clouds over the area this morning, and the moisture layer is fairly respectable. Now, there are a couple of ways we can squeeze some rain drops out of this moisture. First would be some heating, and honestly, we'll get a little bit, but we'll need more help. The second way would be if we have a weather disturbance that provides some rising motion and that would help with the process, where the lack of heating can't. We do have a little upward motion, so I think we'll see some showers or even a thunderstorm through the afternoon and again tonight. Once this system lifts north of the area, and this will occur later tomorrow, we'll dry out and warm up again. We could use the moisture, so let it rain!
Good morning! A beautiful morning in the mountains! We'll heat up again today into the mid to upper 80s, but any thunderstorm activity should be isolated. We will see some showers and thunderstorms around tomorrow, but it's brief, as we should dry back out Monday and Tuesday and once again warm with the max temperatures by Tuesday near 90 degrees. As we get to the end of July and into August, the monsoon flow should open up a little more and we should see an increase in thunderstorms. However, enjoy the weather today and do some hiking, biking, golfing or just a BBQ!
Good morning! The main flow (jet stream) is further north and you can see the stream of clouds from off the Pacific Northwest eastward across southwest Canada. However, we have enough moisture and some heat to help develop some thunderstorms each afternoon through the weekend. Temperatures are close to normal, and the chance of thunderstorms will be widely scattered. It'll be best in the mornings and early afternoon!
Good morning! Well, we were 6 or 7 degrees cooler yesterday, but it sure didn't seem like it! We should be a couple of degrees cooler today with the max temperatures into the low 80s. The image below is a plot of the temperature (right curve) and dew point (left curve) from the weather balloon at the Salt Lake airport this morning. As you can see, above 600 mb the air mass is really dry. So, we should have a nice weather day. The moisture will gradually return and the temperatures will be warming through the weekend. The thunderstorm development should be isolated to widely scattered, so keep on planning outdoor activities and I'll try to pinpoint the thunderstorms more over the next couple of days.
Good morning! You can see the area of low pressure over northwest Montana and this system will move southeastward today and tomorrow with more of an impact over Wyoming and Colorado, but a weak front will push southward across northern Utah today and we could see a couple of showers or thunderstorms, but about 8 degrees cooler than yesterday, then cooler and drier tomorrow with the high around 80 tomorrow. By the end of the week, our temperatures will creep up a little and enough moisture for a chance of a couple of thunderstorms. Have an awesome Tuesday!
Good evening! I didn't get to do one of these earlier today, as Grandpa duties had me busy! It was a hot one though, as the Salt Lake Airport topped out at 103 degrees (record for the date was 104 set back in 2007), and it was 93 degrees at a number of stations throughout the Snyderville Basin and up into Park City. There were a couple of thunderstorms over northern Utah, and these aren't only supported by the hot temperatures, but also some dynamic lift from a system moving across the northern Rockies tonight and tomorrow. So, I think some of the showers and thunderstorms will survive overnight and into tomorrow morning. Mainly some gusty winds with the thunderstorms, but there have been some reports of brief rainfall. The good news is we should be about 8 to 10 degrees cooler tomorrow, and even cooler on Wednesday!
Good morning! The weather balloon data continues to show a somewhat moist and unstable air mass over the area, so we'll see more showers and thunderstorms today with the convective temperature in the mid 70s again. The complicating factor is that the air mass does begin to dry out later this afternoon and evening, so should see less thunderstorm activity by evening. We'll see an awesome day over the area tomorrow with lots of sunshine and any thunderstorm activity more isolated. We definitely heat up tomorrow and Monday with temperatures back up to 90 or low 90s. Another chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday.
Good afternoon!! Well, it's right at noon and you can see from the satellite pictures that there's a fair amount of cloudiness over the area, and where we do get breaks, it'll fill in with clouds, showers and thunderstorms. The air mass remains moist and unstable through the evening, and the showers and storms will increase shortly and there should be some that continue through the evening. A little drier trend over the weekend, but still a chance of a couple of thunderstorms, just not nearly as moist!! I'll right when I have more time later, for now, enjoy the thunderstorms and rain this afternoon and evening!