Good morning! The last day of July!!! A new term for everyone today!!! Subsidence inversion! On the image below is the weather balloon data from this morning over Salt Lake City. Now, I could write for a while on what this is telling us, but you just might fall asleep!!! Just above the 500 mb level, you see the temperature curve on the right take a right hand turn and this is where the inversion is located. The left curve on the left shows us the amount of moisture in the atmosphere and the closer to the temperature curve is where the humidity values are high. On that curve you see at the same level, a left hand turn and this indicates a much drier air mass. So, to break through the inversion the temperature at the airport would need to reach 104 degrees or even a little hotter. So, I don't think we'll see much in the way of storms today. Now, there's a little wind showing up through the atmosphere, so would not be surprised to see some south wind today. The south winds will continue tomorrow and should bring a little increase in moisture, so a little better chance of a thunderstorm later tomorrow and into early Friday. We dry out over the weekend and warm
Good morning! The air mass is a little drier today and we'll continue to entrain a drier air mass through the afternoon and tonight. We could see a couple of thunderstorms develop in the afternoon, but these are looking pretty isolated. Now, you might not feel like they're isolated, if one happens to move across you! A little bit of moisture returns later Thursday and Friday and this will lead to a brief increase in the thunderstorm coverage. The weekend is looking nice and we'll be warming right through early next week with a fairly strong high pressure over the region.
Good morning! Another fairly active weather day in regards to the showers and thunderstorms over the area, and some will produce some gusty winds and briefly heavy rain. A drier air mass will move into northern Utah tomorrow afternoon and evening bringing a decrease in storms over the area. Another slight chance of a couple of thunderstorms later Thursday and into Friday, but overall, I think these will remain isolated and most areas should be dry through next weekend. Our max temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s today, but back into the mid 80s by Thursday.
Good morning! There were showers in the area yesterday, but so much cloudiness that we had tough developing more in the way of thunderstorms. We'll have more breaks, and more heating today and this will help in developing more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening! So, it should be a pretty nice morning and early afternoon, then we'll see the thunderstorms increase. I believe tomorrow will be a fairly active thunderstorm day, as well and again more toward the afternoon and night. A drier southwest flow of air is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, but the overnight models bring a little bit of an increase at the end of the week, so we'll kind of keep an eye out for that. The outlook for August continues to show a moist monsoon flow, so above normal precipitation and normal or even a little below on our temperatures!
Good morning! As expected, the air mass has moistened up significantly with only the lowest part of the atmosphere a little drier. That's pretty typical for us, and at the onset, we see a little more virga until that lower layer does moisten up. The radar is showing mainly light showers across northern Utah, but through the weekend, we're likely to see some heavier showers or thunderstorms. In fact, the moist and unstable air mass is likely with us through Monday or early Tuesday, then a drier southwest flow later Tuesday through the remainder of next week. So, a break from the heat this weekend, some showers and thunderstorms and then a return of the heat next week! Have a good one!
Good morning! One more hot, dry weather day, but the moisture isn't too far off and should spread northward into the area over the next 24 hours with a fairly active weekend with regards to showers and thunderstorms. The air mass becomes increasing moist and unstable, so we should see a good set up for some rain through Sunday and possibly even Monday. A drier southwest flow of air will move into northern Utah Tuesday and be with us for the rest of next week and temperatures will be at or a little above normal. Enjoy today, then should see a fairly busy weekend with the showers and thunderstorms.
Good morning! A fairly moist layer on the weather balloon data this morning between 16,000 and 21,000 feet, but the temperature profile aloft is fairly stable. So, any showers or thunderstorms should be isolated and I believe that will be the case tomorrow, as well. A deeper layer of moisture is expected over the weekend, so we should see an increase in the coverage of showers and thunderstorms, and it'll result in cooler temperatures. A drier southwest flow of air returns next week, so we should once again dry out and heat up!
Good morning! The air mass continues to moisten up, and we'll see more clouds over the area today with a chance of a couple of showers and thunderstorms. Overall, this is a fairly weak surge of moisture and the thunderstorms that develop each afternoon through the end of the week will be widely scattered. A little more of an increase over the weekend, and especially on Sunday and into Monday. Overall, I'd say we're seasonably hot, but I would cancel anything planned outdoors because of thunderstorms, just be aware that
Good morning! The moisture continues to work northward into central and northern Utah, but the weather balloon data this morning continues to show a drier, stable layer around the 16,000 to 18,000 foot layer and we need to moisten it up before we'll see anything more than widely scattered storms and mainly over the mountains. I think it'll be a gradual process, and certainly the weekend is looking a little more active thunderstorm wise, but there's a chance just about each day. It was 102 degrees in Salt Lake yesterday and 92 to 95 degrees across the Snyderville Basin and up into Park City. We should be 2 to 4 degrees cooler today with a little more cloudiness, then another 3 to 5 degrees cooler tomorrow and Thursday. In summary, over the next couple of days, we can do just about anything we want outdoors, just keep an eye out for the building clouds and a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evenings.
Good morning! One more hot day, then maybe a little relief. The satellite images show some moisture making it into southern Nevada and southwest Utah, and could be into northern Utah later tomorrow afternoon or evening. The high pressure shifts east just enough to allow the moisture into northern Utah with a chance of an afternoon or evening thunderstorm just about every day through the weekend. This should allow for a little cooling! One thing that has been nice over the last couple of days is the mornings are nice and cool. I'm looking at 48 degrees at my house in Pinebrook, 45 in Kimball Junction and low to mid 50s up in Park City at the goi