Good morning! Hope everyone has something fun planned for the weekend! The satellite image early this morning shows a lot of clouds from Salt Lake southward into northern Mexico, so once again a scattering of thunderstorms is expected today and tomorrow, but a little more coverage is expected on Monday. I'll keep you updated, but if you're planning to go to the parade or the park for some festivities there's likely to be some showers or a couple of thunderstorms around. The area of clouds you see off the Pacific Northwest coast is the area of low pressure that will be there through the first half of the coming week, so not a great deal of change in the pattern is expected through at least Wednesday.
Good morning! No big changes over the next couple of days, as they will be carbon copies of yesterday with isolated to widely scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Certainly nothing to cancel any activities, but just be aware that one or two thunderstorms will be around. Our high temperatures will be in the mid 80s. The low pressure that has been off the Pacific Northwest Coast will be shifting eastward slowly and we'll see an increase in thunderstorms by Monday and Tuesday. It may take until the end of the week for this low pressure to shift east of us, so next week is likely to be another fairly active week with thunderstorms. This is an awesome time of year, so get out and hike, golf, bike or just relax!
Good morning! The air mass remains fairly moisture and somewhat unstable. The satellite picture below shows clouds over and just off the Pacific Northwest Coast and this is associated with an area of low pressure. The mass of clouds over southern Arizona and Mexico is associated with the "monsoon" pattern, so as long as the low pressure remains off the West Coast, we'll see some of the monsoon moisture brought northward into the area. I don't see the area of low pressure leaving this position through early next week and this means we'll see a chance of thunderstorms each afternoon and evening. High pressure over Kansas will be push a little further to the west, so we'll see above normal temperatures through the period, and that means we'll warm to between 80 and 85 degrees each day, but the morning will be down closer to 50 degrees. Enjoy, and we should be able to do most of what we want in the great outdoors, just keep an eye out for the developing thunderstorms!
Good morning! A tad cooler outside this morning with much of the Snyderville Basin and up into Park City around 50 degrees. Low pressure remains just off the West Coast and high pressure over the Plains, and while we'll see more sunshine and warmer temperatures today, we'll also see a couple of thunderstorms. I would say a little less activity today than yesterday, as the air mass is fairly dry and stable above 20,000 feet. As long as the low pressure remains just off the West Coast, we'll see enough moisture for a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The latest overnight models keep the pattern unchanged through the weekend and even early next week. Our high temperatures will be a little above normal with most afternoons between 80 and 85 degrees, until the clouds and possible thunderstorms develop.
Good morning! I've been disappointed with the lack of rainfall, but we still have a couple of days to see some rain and thunderstorms. As is typical, the solid cloud cover yesterday kept us from heating up and developing the thunderstorms, but a couple of breaks today along with a weak upper level weather system will generate more showers and thunderstorms. The convective temperature is in the mid 70s, so we're looking at seeing the increase in the chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. The air mass stays fairly moist and unstable through the weekend, so we should see a chance of a thunderstorm each day. By Monday and Tuesday of next week, a drier air mass is expected to be entrained into the area and we'll see a decrease in the activity. So, the Labor Day activities should be fine!
First day of school, so I'm excited for the grandkids to go back to school! Considerable cloudiness is over the area this morning from old tropical storm Ivo. Rain is falling over southern Utah, and the showers have made it to between Provo and Nephi. The solid cloud cover will keep the convection to a minimum, but I would say measurable rainfall is in the likely category. The remainder of the week is looking unsettled, as the air mass remains moist and unstable with a couple of weak weather systems to help increase the coverage of showers and thunderstorms.
Good morning! There were a number of pretty strong thunderstorms around yesterday, but we're in that dry slot we talked about in the discussion yesterday, but the moisture isn't too far away, based off the satellite picture below. Tropical storm Ivo has weakened to a tropical depression overnight and is located just west of Baja. As this moisture spreads northward, we'll see showers and thunderstorms develop over the Park City area this afternoon and evening, then as a more solid cloud deck moves into the area, we'll see more of a stratiform (steady and not as much convective) precipitation pattern tomorrow. The air mass remains fairly moist and unstable through the next week, but should see some drying during the Labor Day weekend.
Good morning! More showers and thunderstorms today, and really over the next couple of days. The air mass is still fairly moist and unstable, but I think we'll see a little break this afternoon. The image below is the water vapor image and you can see a darker area of grey just south of the Great Salt Lake. A weak system is moving across us this morning, and that darker shade of grey is showing a little drying, but with the passage of the weak system, we should see a little suppression of the showers and thunderstorms. I still think we'll develop some this afternoon and evening, but a little more scattered. At the bottom of the image is the tropical storm, Ivo and it will be moving into the Utah tomorrow with some of the moisture spreading up the Wasatch Mountain chain bringing an increase in the showers and thunderstorms. A fairly active pattern into early this next week. Probably just after Labor Day, I'll give you my winter outlook for Park City!
Good morning! There were a number of pretty decent thunderstorms with a couple of the stations reporting between a quarter and a half an inch of rain across the area overnight. I could write a lot on this satellite picture, but let's focus on the main features. The first is a large cloud mass moving up through northwest Arizona, southern Utah and southern Nevada with the radar images showing some light to moderate rain. This area will continue to push northward across our area today through tomorrow, and we'll see more rain and thunderstorms. The second area to not is at the very bottom of the satellite image and there's a huge area of clouds and tropical depression Nine-E that should become a tropical storm today and begin to move northward. It won't be a tropical storm when it reaches Southern California and southern Arizona, but it will be a tropical low pressure that will bring a significant boost in the depth of moisture resulting in more rain and thunderstorms later Sunday and into early next week. All in all, a very active weather pattern!
Good morning! This is the radar image as of about 7:20 AM and it shows some rain showers over the area with a little heavier rainfall south of Park City and over the mountains. No doubt that with some showers in the morning, the air mass is fairly moist and unstable. The scattering of showers and thunderstorms are expected for the next couple of days with still a fairly impressive surge of moisture from a tropical low pressure that is about 400 miles to the southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at this time. I'll look at this in more detail for you tomorrow, but fairly active with rain and thunderstorms from later Sunday on through early next week. The clouds and showers are taking a little off the heat in the afternoons, but the mornings have been running a little warmer, and I'm not expecting that to change over the next couple of