Snow Overnight for Far Northern Utah

Posted Sunday, February 24th, 2019 by Lucas Bohne

Yesterday’s post by Marcel was a thorough overview of what we can expect this week. While moderate winds picked up this afternoon, today was generally mild and mostly sunny across much of northern Utah. Some decent snow amounts are expected for far northern Utah mountains overnight followed by unsettled weather midweek and potential for a larger storm late in the week.

Current mid-level water vapor imagery from GOES-17 shows the current setup with moisture streaming from the Pacific into California and Oregon and infiltrating into the Northern Rockies. Most of the moisture is north of Utah at this time, but some moisture over Nevada will sneak in overnight through Monday morning and produce some snow mainly in far northern Utah.

Mid-level water vapor imagery from GOES-West showing moisture infiltrating into California, Oregon, Idaho, and the northern Rockies. Courtesy of NOAA GOES Image Viewer (click to follow link).
Mid-level water vapor imagery from GOES-West showing moisture infiltrating into California, Oregon, Idaho, and the northern Rockies. Courtesy of NOAA GOES Image Viewer (click to follow link).

Expect snowfall amounts of trace to 2″ for valley locations north of Salt Lake County, with generally 2-5″ for the northern Wasatch. Some mountain locations near the Utah/Idaho border could see locally higher amounts of 4 – 8″ through Monday morning.


Snow showers are possible over the next several days, mainly over the mountains. For the late week storm, models are not sure what to expect yet as a large range of snow totals still exist. Check back over the next few days for updates on storms later in the week.

Alta-Collins NAEFS plumes for snowfall over the next several days. The end of the week could be huge!(weather.utah.edu)
Alta-Collins NAEFS plumes for snowfall over the next several days. The end of the week could be huge! (weather.utah.edu)

-Lucas

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