Next Storm to Arrive Thursday

Posted Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by Alex Lukinbeal

Wednesday will offer up mostly clear skies across Utah as a ridge of high pressure builds into the area.  Quality skiing conditions can be expected tomorrow afternoon with light northerly winds around 10-15 mph and base temperatures in the mid to upper-30s.  By Wednesday evening, high clouds will begin to stream into Utah ahead of our next system.

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GFS Meteogram for the Upper Cottonwoods

Southwest winds will increase Thursday afternoon ahead of a cold front. A few isolated snow showers will be possible before the front arrives. The cold front will arrive Thursday night with a band of moderate to heavy snowfall expected along the cold front.

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GFS 6-hour precipitation rate and type through Saturday morning

Behind the cold front, winds will shift to the north to the northeast. Snow showers will continue through Friday afternoon before tapering off Saturday morning.

Snowfall Forecast (Thursday PM – Sat AM)

  • Upper Cottonwoods:  12-20″
  • Northern Wasatch: 10-18″
  • PCMR & Deer Valley: 9-15″

Overall confidence in this forecast is lower than normal, as a slight shift in the low pressure center’s position could lead to lower totals. 

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