Stormy Weather Returning?

Posted Monday, February 8th, 2021 by CJ Sawyer

TL;DR – A few weak storms this weak will provide a bit of new snow with considerable uncertainty in the forecast by later this week into the weekend.

Nowcast – Today, valley temperatures were very mild in the mid-50s while the Wasatch crest was in the mid-20s. Strong ridgetop winds continue to howl with some decrease from yesterday.

Snowbasin this evening – Snowbasin.com

Short-term – Clouds are increasing this evening as increasing moisture pushes in. This next system pushes in tomorrow morning with maybe a couple inches in the Wasatch. It’s possible some areas do better but it isn’t a great looking event. Below is the SREF member forecasts for Alta showing maybe 2 or 3 inches through Wednesday morning.

weather.utah.edu

Long-term – Looking after Wednesday, considerable uncertainty exists. After quick scan of the models this evening, some solutions show a very cold airmass moving in this weekend with somewhat limited moisture. Others are showing much warmer temperatures but more precipitation overall. We’ll keep monitoring this as we move through the week but the potential definitly exists for a big dump!

CJ Sawyer

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