Good morning!! Last day of July, and we could see a fairly active weather day! A beautiful start to the day with sunny skies, but I put a water vapor image up to show an upper level system that will help the thunderstorm development. If you look over western Nevada, you can see a line of clouds with some darker shading into the Reno area... the darker shading is showing a little drier air mass and downward forcing air. Now, it ma be later in the afternoon and evening hours before it has an impact on us, but that gives us the rest of the day to enjoy! At the bottom of this image, over Baja and northern Mexico, another organized weather system is poised to move northward bringing an increase in thunderstorms by later Sunday and Monday! We'll keep an eye on this, as it could bring some significant rain to the state.
Good afternoon! I'm doing this a little later, as I wanted to see the storms begin to develop. This is the radar as of 12:15 PM and you can see a number of strong storms over western Salt Lake, and a couple of others down in Utah County. We'll see the storms continue to increase and shift into our area in the next 1 to 2 hours, and these will have some heavy rain and gusty winds. The system responsible for the rain will exit the area tomorrow with a slow drying trend of the air mass. While there won't be as many storms tomorrow, there will still be some, and honestly, we may have a difficult time drying the air mass out through the weekend. Meaning that there's a chance of thunderstorms each afternoon and evening from Thursday through the weekend. We need the rain, so be safe and have a good afternoon!
How about some showers and thunderstorms over the next couple of days???? I love it, and you can see from the satellite image that the moisture is flowing into the area and this will set the stage for an increase in the showers and thunderstorms. The flow is pretty light, so these thunderstorms are expected to move slow and we could easily see some heavy rain with the thunderstorms. We'll have a little more stable air mass trying to move into the area Wednesday through Friday, but I still expect a couple of thunderstorms will develop. Be safe and I'll update you on the progress of the pattern.
Good morning! I thought I'd do a "big" picture look at the pattern today. The clouds over the Gulf of Alaska and off the Pacific Northwest Coast is associated with an area of low pressure. High pressure is more over the Texas Panhandle. The combination of the two provides a favorable flow for the moisture from Mexico to move southward into the western states. In fact, the area of clouds over northern Mexico and southern Arizona is associated with a weather system and this will be moving northward into Utah by Tuesday. We're likely to see a couple of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, then more on Monday, and finally peaking on Tuesday with that system, and these aren't just scattered afternoon and evening type storms. We're likely to see some rain later tomorrow night and Tuesday morning! Fun stuff... I love an active monsoon flow!!! Have an awesome and blessed Sunday!
Good morning! The weather balloon data this morning shows a fairly dry and stable air mass over northern Utah, but as you can tell from the satellite image, the moisture isn't too far away. We should have a nice weather today and tomorrow, but we'll start to see that moisture move back into the area with an increase chance of thunderstorms Sunday through at least the middle of next week. The high today and tomorrow will make it into the mid 80's, so just about normal for this time of year! Ha
Good morning! We're right on the edge of the moist air mass and there were some showers and thunderstorms late yesterday and even this morning, but this moisture will be pushed eastward with the system moving through the Pacific Northwest. A weak cool front moved into the Salt Lake Valley early this morning and will continue across us this morning and our temperatures will be cooler today. When I woke up at 4 AM, it was 80 degrees in the Snyderville Basin!!! We're 71 at my place at 8:30, and we're likely to get back up into the low 80s this afternoon. We should be dry tomorrow and Saturday, but the moist air mass returns Sunday and will be with us much of next week, so we'll see a decent chance of thunderstorms through the remainder of the month!
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!