Love is in the Atmosphere

Posted Friday, February 14th, 2020 by Jackson Sponaugle

TL;DR. Mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures in the mountains today. There is another significant storm expected to impact the Wasatch front early Sunday morning.

Nowcast: Mostly sunny skies will prevail today bringing highs in the 30s for the ski resorts. There are light winds and it looks like a great day to enjoy the outdoors. There is currently a ridge to our west and a trough to our north, leaving us in a holding pattern before the next storm. If you can’t find a date you should just go skiing.

Short-Term Forecast: Tomorrow, a northwest flow aloft will move into the region bringing clouds and a slight chance of flurries in the mountains. No major accumulations are expected during the day tomorrow. If you can’t find someone to love today, you’ll love this: tomorrow night, a plume of moisture moves into the area and organized precipitation will start to impact the Wasatch front into Sunday morning and persist into Monday. Accumulations totals with this storm through Monday could be upwards of 15 inches for the Cottonwoods that are favored by the westerly flow. Here is a look at the moisture plume that is expected to impact the area early Sunday morning, and model runs for Collins in Alta.

Long-Term Forecast: This upcoming storm is expected to impact the mountains through the long weekend, but lingering accumulations on Tuesday have not been ruled out. Utah seems to be sitting in an active pattern to follow this storm, but for now enjoy the new snow to come and the love in the air. 

Jackson

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