It’s certainly spring.

Posted Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Mike Wessler

Today was certainly an interesting one out in the Wasatch. If you made it out, chances are you found some of the heavy, wet creamy goodness to be had. While not bad skiing, it’s a pretty clear indicator we’ve moved into springtime snow with limited cold air support. 

NAM Time-height for Salt Lake City, UT
NAM Time-height for Salt Lake City, UT

Looking forward to the weekend: we’re moving into drier conditions for a few days, while an active pattern remains upstream to our west. Warmer temperatures and sunshine should prevail through Sunday, with the next trough digging in to the region for Monday. At the moment models have this event wrapped up pretty early Monday, and the model trend has been weakening. Deterministic output only produces 4-8″ from this little wave. We’ll see how it develops as it comes into range of the higher resolution HRRR on Sunday.

GFS Meteogram into early next week, Alta, UT
GFS Meteogram into early next week, Alta, UT

Sun should work to soften surfaces both days this weekend, making for pretty great skiing. The active pattern appears to continue into early April, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for just a few more great powder days while we can get them.

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