Bluebird Days

Posted Sunday, February 9th, 2020 by Julie Cunningham

I hope you all are enjoying a beautiful bluebird day up in the mountains! I skied at Brighton yesterday and while the snow wasn’t excellent on northern aspects, it was a great day to get outside and enjoy some sunshine.

Current conditions:

Skies are currently mostly sunny throughout much of northern Utah and will stay mostly clear until tomorrow night. Temperatures in the valley are in the upper 30s with temperatures up the canyons in the upper teens and low 20s. Mesowest stations indicate light flow from the north or northwest throughout much of the central Wasatch.

Short-term forecast:

An upper-level trough continues to move through the western U.S. through Tuesday, with a short-wave trough (a smaller trough that is typically associated with unsettled weather) moving through Utah overnight Monday. Unfortunately, this is a pretty dry system, so we can expect just some cloudy skies but not much, if anything, in terms of precipitation. If you’re looking for some powder, you might want to head south to Arizona or New Mexico. The SREF ensemble mean is indicating 10-15 inches for the Arizona Snowbowl and Taos.

Graphic courtesy of Tropical Tidbits. Valid 06Z Tuesday (11pm MST Monday).

Long-term forecast:

A ridge builds in after Monday, bringing clear skies and moderate temperatures to the region before another potential disturbance at the end of the work week. Stay tuned for more!
– Julie

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