I Hope You Like Bluebird Days

Posted Saturday, January 9th, 2021 by Ben Klein

TL;DR: Very light accumulation in Southern Utah overnight with high pressure taking control for some time to come.

Nowcast: Brian Head received 2 inches overnight and Eagle Point reported 1 inch of snow from the weak wave of energy that passed through Southern Utah. With very little snow expected in the Wasatch mountains as of yesterday the storm went further south than expected leaving the Wasatch with nothing to report. In Northern Utah the mountain temperatures should be in the mid to high 20’s with mostly clear skies and light wind (<10 mph) out of the northwest.

(https://www.alta.com/weather)

Short-Term Forecast: The next 24-48 hours we will see the weak wave of low pressure exit the region and high pressure will begin to solidify itself over Utah. Temperatures will begin to slowly increase while the nighttime lows will be in the single digits for the Wasatch Mountains. Mostly clear skies with wind less than 5 mph will be the story which will make for great days ripping groomers and enjoying some sun.

3 day ensemble forecast with an alarming amount of red (tropicaltidbits.com)

Long-Range Forecast: High Pressure will dominant Utah through most of the week. The next chance for storm energy to possibly brush Utah won’t come until the 16/17th, but even that isn’t looking very likely. The air quality in the valley with get dramatically worse as the week moves on, so get on up to the mountains and enjoy the nice weather (depending on how you look at it) and do your snow dances!

Ben

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