High and Dry

Posted Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 by Corey Bois

TL:DR: High temperatures, bluebird skies and spring skiing are here

Nowcast: Base temps have reached the upper 30s today, with the ridglines and summits maintaining temps just below 30. Winds have died down and currently sit at ~5 mph with gusts up to 10 mph.

It is quite clear – William Browning Building (forecast.utah.edu)

Short Term Forecast: All models are pointing to a ridge building over Utah for the next day and proceeding to stay put. Temperatures in the valley will hit 70 on thursday, before rising even further to the upper 70s (!) on Friday. Mountain temps will cruise up into the 40s Friday and the 50s (!) over the weekend. The big spring warm-up is here.

Valid 6am Sunday, April 4th (tropicaltidbits.com)

Mid Term Forecast: All models are pointing to a sustained ridge through the weekend (shown above) covering the continental US. This weekend is expected to have temps 20 degrees higher than normal, a chance for some records to be broken. No precipitation is expected for the rest of the week or weekend. There is a heavy chance of cut-off jean shorts, ski-blades and animal costumes on the slopes this weekend, promptly followed by fresh goggle tans in your monday zoom calls.

Long Term Forecast: The ridge will move eastward starting monday, bringing more normal seasonal temperatures early next week. A trough may be on its way mid-week, but there is still a large amount of uncertainty remaining amongst the models.

-Corey

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