Dusting of Snow Then Sunny

Posted Thursday, January 10th, 2019 by Tyler West

TLDR: Weak snow showers passed through the area and may linger to produce a trace of snow overnight.  Expect sunny skies in the mountains for the weekend with some weak disturbances by the middle of next week.

If you saw gray skies, falling flakes, or rain drops this afternoon and hope snow is accumulating in the mountains then please take a look at the Park City snow stake image below.

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/images/slc/camera/loopCams.php?camName=canyonssnowstake&numFrames=10
https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/images/slc/camera/loopCams.php?camName=canyonssnowstake&numFrames=10

A weak cold front and light precipitation moved through northern UT this afternoon but the frontal precipitation has ended with only a trace across the mountains.  A few trailing showers will give a dusting to the mountains this evening, but another trace is likey and 1” would be generous.

The Weekend:  Sunny skies with a warming trend will dominate the weekend, with temperatures above freezing across most of Utah’s ski resort terrain Sat and Sun afternoon.  Inverted temperatures from the valley to mountains (i.e. temperature warming with height instead of cooling) mean valley pollution will have nowhere to go over the weekend, so the mountains will be the place to be.

Long Term:  Some clouds from a system to our west are slated late Mon-Tue with a small storm currently forecast for Wed-Thu.  However, we’re far enough out that details are inconsistent for Wed-Thu.

-Tyler

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