Unfortunately, the active storm pattern we’ve seen the last couple weeks has come to an end. It’s been a remarkable run with the snowpack doubling in just the past 2 weeks! The storm cycle stacked up perfectly beginning with a dense Atmospheric River event followed by progressively less dense snow, and ending with an incredible 4% in the final burst. Hope everyone was able to get out and enjoy it! I’ve been out of town and my arrival has brought an end to the active storm cycle (don’t worry, though, I’ll be gone again in 10 days and with that I’m sure things will get active again 😉 ).
A quick rundown of what to expect for the next week: Temperatures in the mountains will progressively warm to near climatology norms by the end of the week. This warming will occur as strong upper level ridging moves overhead. And you all know what that means for the valleys this time of year especially with a snowpack: Inversions! We could get a little something from a shortwave trough this weekend but the models currently keep it north of the Wasatch (though the ECMWF is slightly more amplified/farther south). At the very least hopefully this will help mix out valley inversions some. We’ll continue to keep an eye on this feature but it doesn’t look to be of anything significant attm. Beyond the weekend it doesn’t look like anything noteworthy until maybe mid-week at the earliest.