Well, we really need to change this pattern!!! I just got off the phone with one of the ski resorts that I work with, and we were talking about the high snow levels with this flow pattern. I've been doing this for 29 years, and probably 25 of those years have been specifically working with the ski resorts. I can't remember forecasting as much rain collectively as a group, or we go through short periods and change it back to snow. This morning the snow level in the Sierra Nevada mountain is climbing to 7500 feet, and will be higher tomorrow night and early Sunday morning. For us, a weakening system will move across the area tonight with the snow level around 7500 feet, then possibly lowering to 7000 feet before ending. We'll see 3 to 5 inches accumulate above 8000 feet, so that's the good news!! The second system moving across the area later Sunday will bring more rain and snow, and by Sunday evening the snow level will drop to the Snyderville Basin. We could see an inch of snow down here, and again above 8000 feet, we'll see 5 to 8 inches of additional snow. A chance in the pattern is coming, but the colder air will have to wait until the end of next week and beyond!
Good morning! In the big picture, there's a large low pressure off the West Coast this morning, and it'll spin off a number of weather systems that will have a high impact over the Pacific Northwest and southward into central California. We'll see variable cloudiness here in Utah, and at least one of these systems later tomorrow and into early Saturday morning will bring snow to the mountains, and probably rain to the Snyderville Basin. The snow level will be above 7500 feet for much of the time that this system is impacting the area, but lower to between 6500 and 7000 feet early Saturday morning. Accumulations above 7500 feet are likely to be in the 2 to 4 inch range. The main cold front moves across the area later Sunday into early Monday morning. The GFS (American model) had difficulty overnight, so tossed it and went with the better of the foreign models. Again, snow levels will be fairly high to begin with, the sharply fall behind it. We should see good accumulations (6 to 10 inches) above 8500 feet, and lighter amounts down to
Good morning! Hope everyone is doing well on this beautiful Wednesday morning! One of the things I love to do is break the weather pattern down and figure out when changes should begin to happen. It's a challenge! I love nice weather, and getting outside, but this time of year we need snow! Through Sunday morning, you won't notice much change, as we'll continue in this mild southwest flow. We'll see some clouds at times, and even a chance of a shower, but the cold front that moves across the area later Sunday and early Monday will signify the first change in the pattern. While I don't expect this system to produce the heaviest snowfall of the season, we should see a little and the potential for more at the end of next week. In fact, we could see several storms between the 6th and 15th of December to help add to the snowpack!
Another beautiful morning in the mountains! A little bit of a chilly start, but we should warm to near 50 degrees this afternoon. Our fairly quiet weather pattern will be coming to an end, and things get more complicated with the high pressure breaking down and more energy from the Pacific moves into the West. The first system to move into the Great Basin will weaken significantly tomorrow and tomorrow night. We'll see some clouds, and there could a snow shower or two, mainly across the upper portion of the resorts. Another system will move across northern Utah Friday night, and the snow levels will be up around 7500 feet. The main area of low pressure will move across northern Utah later Sunday and Monday with snow levels kind of high to start, but lower below Mountain Dell by Monday.
Well, we start the week off fairly quiet with a couple of sunny days, but as we've talked about there are some changes coming. I was hoping the different models would converge on a solution, but nope, that would make life in the weather world too easy! In fact, none of the models are really in agreement, except that we will see at least a temporary change in the flow pattern. A very weak system moves across the area late Wednesday night and Thursday morning that could bring a couple of snow showers to the upper portion of the ski resorts, but honestly, not very much. I think we'll have to wait until the weekend, and possibly the latter half of the weekend to see some increase in moisture. Never happens fast enough!!!
Hope everyone is doing awesome and we have another gorgeous day in the mountains! Many of you don't know this, but I grew up in Ohio, and went to Ohio State (years ago), but today is a big deal. The Ohio State Buckeyes play the team up north (Michigan- very difficult to say) and so, when they meet today... I'm a big scarlet and grey fan... Go Buckeyes! Well, our pattern must be a tad boring if I'm leading off talking about football!! We'll see a weakening system clip us later tomorrow that will bring some clouds tomorrow, but also a little cooler air mass. I continue to see changes in the flow pattern coming this week, and hopefully by next weekend, then energy and moisture pushing into the West will translate into more snow for us!! Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted.
Good morning! Hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving! I always tell myself that I won't overeat, but I always fail!!! Well, we should have a couple of really nice weather days, then a weak front will move across the area later Sunday and Monday. Other than a little cooling of the air mass it'll be hard to tell that the system is moving through the area, as the impact is looking pretty minor. In looking at the longer range, a stronger westerly flow across the Pacific, will bring an increase in moisture at the end of next week and the weekend, so that'll be our next chance of snow!
Happy Thanksgiving!! This is going to be a brief discussion, as we all should be doing something other than reading a weather blog. It's a beautiful morning, and it is a little cooler, as a weak front moved across the area overnight. We should have a couple of really nice weather days, then the next cold front will move across the area later Sunday and Monday, and again should be a fairly dry front with a little cooler air mass. There are adjustments coming to the weather pattern, but not likely to impact us until early December. Have a great day
Good morning! The day before Thanksgiving and I still have to get to the store and do some baking! So, this will be short!!! A nice morning, but we'll see some south winds develop in advance of a system that is moving across the Pacific Northwest. The front will move across northern Utah later this afternoon and evening. We could see a couple of snow showers, especially across the upper elevations of the resorts, but amounts will be really light. There will be a little cooler air mass, but Thanksgiving should be nice. In fact, Friday and Saturday should be nice as well. The next cold front will move into the area on Sunday and into Monday with a chance of light snow or snow showers, and an even colder air mass. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving, and remember, calories don't count!!!
Good morning everyone! A pretty impressive looking storm system just off the Pacific Northwest Coast this morning and it'll be moving eastward today and tomorrow, so any travel plans up to the Northwest, check the latest information! The tail end of this system will move across northern Utah tomorrow night, and we could see a dusting of snow, as the cooler air mass moves into the area. We're still looking at a colder system to move into the area later Sunday and Monday. That could also bringing a little light snow and a shot of even cooler air! Nothing big, as far as storms go through the holiday weekend for our area.