Get Up and Out!

Posted Saturday, January 25th, 2020 by Jackson Sponaugle

TL;DR. Great skiing conditions today before the next storm impacts the mountains later tomorrow! Mostly sunny conditions are expected in the mountains today as lingering stratus clouds burn off in the valleys.

Nowcast: Low clouds dissipate in the valley this morning as the previous storm system leaves a developing ridge in the forecast area. In the last 24 hours there has been light snow in the mountains with accumulations around 1-4 inches. Today, expect warmer temperatures in the mountains with broken clouds this morning that are expected to transition to mostly sunny by mid day.

A current look at the mountain from

Short-Term Forecast: Warming trends continue tomorrow with highs in the low 30s as north westerly flow aloft moves into the area. Increasing clouds tomorrow will likely arrive overnight with a southerly wind and an approaching trough. This trough is expected to impact the area in the evening on Sunday bringing widespread precipitation. There is a change of warm advection to bring light accumulations Sunday afternoon. Models predict 4-8 inches in the Cottonwoods with this feature, but we will have to keep an eye on the water vapor that is accompanying the trough (depicted below). 

GOES-WEST Water Vapor from the National Weather Service

Long-Term Forecast: The next storm system is expected to impact northern Utah by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning generating light to moderate precip in the mountains and possibly a rain/snow mix in the valley. A ridge will build into the second half of the week. 



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