Snow Returns!

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 by Alex Lukinbeal

An upper level trough currently centered over central California will swing through Utah Thursday.  Temperatures aloft will cool, allowing for snow levels to drop down to about 6500′ by Thursday afternoon.  A band of snowfall will likely occur with the passage of a cold front, before snow turns more showery during the afternoon.

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IR Satellite Imagery across the Western U.S.

Snow showers will wind down Thursday night as skies clear out, leaving sunny skies on tap for Friday.  The freezing level by Friday afternoon will climb close to 9,000′.   Another storm will enter Utah Saturday.  Stay tuned!

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NAM Cross-section of Wind and Relative Humidity

Forecast Snowfall (valid Wed. night – Fri. morning)

  • Upper Cottonwoods 5-10″
  • PCMR & Deer Valley 4-7″
  • Northern Wasatch Front 5-10″

-Alex

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