Good morning! There's a fair amount of cloudiness over northern Utah, but the weather balloon data shows most of the moisture below 20,000 feet with a fairly strong subsidence inversion around that 20,000 foot level. What does that mean, you ask! There's a stable layer of air that needs to be broken through for thunderstorms to develop, and looking at it, we would need Salt Lake to reach 104 degrees to break it. So, I don't think that will happen, and any showers over northern Utah this morning will be isolated and very light. We should see a drier air mass later today, tomorrow and into Thursday with readings around the century mark. The next surge of moisture leading to some showers and thunderstorms will occur Thursday night and into Friday, then continue through the weekend. You can already see the moisture spreading into southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
Good morning! The weather balloon data shows a little more unstable air mass and a tad higher moisture levels below about 24,000 feet. The convective temperature up here in the Park City area is once again in the mid 70s, so one more day with at least a scattering of afternoon and evening thunderstorms, then a drier air mass over Nevada will bring more of a decrease tomorrow and Wednesday. We'll heat back up tomorrow through Thursday with the century mark in the Salt Lake Valley, and we'll be right around 90 degrees. The next surge of moisture could make it into the area as early as late Thursday, or more likely by Friday and into the weekend!
Good morning! Another round of thunderstorms yesterday and last night, and most of the reporting stations have received more than an inch of rain in this active thunderstorm period. The weather balloon data this morning shows the air mass is a tad drier, but still fairly unstable. The convective temperature is in the mid 70s, so when we hit that temperature, we'll see clouds begin to build and the chance of storms will increase. The little bit of drying would probably argue for more scattered coverage through mid afternoon, then some added upward lift from a weak disturbance later today and tonight will bring more of an increase in showers and thunderstorms. By Tuesday and Wednesday, we'll be back to dry and hot weather. Our temperatures will peak on Thursday, but we'll also begin to see the moisture return later Thursday through the weekend. Have an awesome Sunday.
Good morning! There's still a couple of showers south of the area, but these are weakening and moving away from us. It was an active weather day yesterday with a number of thunderstorms, but most of the really strong storms went north and south of us. We'll once again heat up again today with more thunderstorms developing later in the afternoon and tonight. We'll see a little less activity tomorrow, and even less on Monday with a break in the activity Tuesday through Thursday, as the high pressure strengthens and our max temperatures in the Park City area return to the 90 degree mark. As I've said before, the heat usually draws in a moist air mass, and as it did this time, we see thunderstorms increase at the end of next week or the weekend.
Good afternoon! Sorry, this is way later than normal. My grandson had a couple of baseball games in a competitive league this morning. I've been around sports quite a while, and saw the ugly side of it again today. One of the teams, the fans and coaches were as arrogant as they come and this is an 8U league!! Really, ugh.... anyway, the weather! We've had some thunderstorms the last couple of nights, and they've already developed over the western portion of Utah. Likely impacting us from 7 PM on through the evening. Strong gusty winds, lightning and even some small hail is possible with these storms. I think we'll continue to see an above average amount of activity through the weekend, then heat it up again next week! I'll get this out earlier tomorrow, until then have a great evening!
Good morning, and happy 4th of July! We've already had some fireworks in the weather department this morning, as an area of rain and thunderstorms developed over eastern Nevada last evening and moved across Salt Lake and Park City. As we talked about the last couple of days, the moisture was increasing and rainfall amounts were in the half to three quarters of an inch range. This complex has shifted east of us, and typically, the air mass is more stable for several hours behind the complex. So, we should get through the rest of the morning and early afternoon without any more showers or thunderstorms, but the air mass is still unstable and we will see more showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. In fact, we'll see a chance of shower or thunderstorms possible each day through the weekend. Certainly a nice break from the heat!
Good morning! I continue to see some changes, and if you remember back before the heat wave started, I talked about how moisture spreads into the area with the heat that builds into the region. Looking at the satellite loop, it shows clouds on the increase over the last couple of days, and the data shows the precipitable water in the air mass will be increasing from today through the weekend. So, a little weakening in the high pressure, an increase moisture and a shift of the high pressure more toward New Mexico, all adds up to lower temperatures and a better chance of showers and thunderstorms through the weekend. I think we have one more hot day, but should see more clouds later this afternoon and tonight with an increase in thunderstorms. So, we've made it through the first heat wave of the season and should see some rain over the next couple of days. Not everyone will see rain, but over us and in the Uinta's should see more than most.\
Good morning!! No real change in the temperature profile off the weather balloon data over the last 24 hours, but there's a little bit of an increase in the moisture profile above about 17,000 feet. This would definitely support an increase in high based thunderstorms and this will be the trend over the next couple of days. In fact, we should see an increase in the coverage of storms by Friday and Saturday, so this should help us cool the air mass a little and bring some temporary relief. The strong high pressure will return next week and we'll see the temperatures spike again.
Good morning, and here we are at the first of July! The heat continues with the weather balloon data showing a tad warmer air mass, but also drier. The axis of the high pressure has shifted closer to the Utah- Nevada border, but we should still heat up to 103 or 104 at the Salt Lake Airport and middle 90s here in the Synderville Basin and Park City. No big changes over the next couple of days, but I see a little more of an increase in moisture later Wednesday through at least Friday. This means an increasing chance of thunderstorms, and yes, some cooling of the air mass. The high pressure will return from about the 8th through the 12th, with another hot spell. Enjoy the sunshine, and drink plenty of water if you're out hiking, biking or working!!!