Becoming Increasingly Stormy

Posted Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 by Tyler West

TLDR: Possible 4-8” Wed afternoon – Thu morning.  Followed by the potential for 1-2 feet late Thu-Sat morning…but there’s uncertainty with the second storm so stay tuned.

 

The national weather service graphic for Solitude shows a continuous > 60% chance of snow starting tonight through the next 4 days, Nice! But when exactly and how much?

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https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.6038&lon=-111.5821#.W_3EGJNKjuR

0-48 Hours

You probably noticed the extra mid- and upper-level clouds today.  These clouds are the leading edge of a series of low-pressure disturbances. Portions of those disturbances are already impacting parts of the western U.S. as seen in the current combined radar image below.

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Bits of very light precipitation are possible tonight, but the 1st push of snow will be tomorrow afternoon through Thu morning, with 4-8” expected during that time.

Mid-Range

We then get a short break with another storm arriving overnight Thu-Fri,  continuing on/off Fri, and into Sat morning.   The potential is higher with this second storm, with current forecast guidance of 10-20” late Thu to early Sat.  That number could go up if a short-wave trough comes together late Fri, or even down if this system shifts to our south, so check back as we get closer.

Long-Range

Another low-pressure system is slated to impact the intermountain west Sun into Mon, but I’ll hold off on the details for now (could be more love for Srn/Ctrl UT).

-Tyler

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