Get it while you can

Posted Monday, March 5th, 2018 by Peter Veals

Man, what a weekend. Yesterday and today were probably the best snow conditions of the year, with storm totals finally tapering off over 2 feet for the upper Cottonwoods, cold dry powder, and a snowpack deep enough to cover most of the rocks.

Get it while you can though, cause a warming trend starts tomorrow (Tuesday) and there aren’t any more good storms lined up in the near future. You can see this below in the time-height diagram from today’s 12Z run of the GFS below:

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Time-height cross section from the GFS model

Highs today were in the upper teens/lower 20s in the mountains, but they will rise into the upper 20s on Tuesday, and the 30s on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a slight cool down and a weak storm forecasted for Thur night/Fri, but the Euro model disagrees with this, delaying any action until late weekend. You can see this in the precip plot below for SLC:

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Hopefully these model solutions trend a bit wetter, which is certainly possible that far out. Until then, enjoy the great snow!

 

 

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