The Unpredictability of Spring

Posted Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 by Ben Klein

TL;DR: Utah resorts reported 0-5 inches of new snow overnight mostly focused on Southern and Northern Utah. We should clear out tomorrow with another storm scheduled for midday Thursday into Friday.

Nowcast: Beaver mountain reported 5 inches of snow overnight while all other resorts fell short of that. Brian Head reported 4 inches of snow while the Central Wasatch saw 0-1 inches. Snow flurries lingered on and off today, but not enough for any accumulation. Snow showers will wane off this evening.

As pictured above snow flurries continuing at Alta (alta.com)

Short-Term Forecast: The low pressure system is moving out of the region and will be replaced with high pressure. Wednesday should be a return back to bluebird skiing with light wind. Temperature high’s for the Wasatch Mountains should be hanging in the low 30’s. Then midday on Thursday our next upper level trough will enter the region.

Snow totals for the upcoming storm courtesy of The University of Utah Atmospheric Science Department

Long-Term Forecast: As you can see above the agreeance on the strength of this storm is very scattered. It’s looking more like a weak to moderate system that could bring up to a foot of snow in favored locations such as the Cottonwoods. Thursday afternoon could feature some soft turns while the day for powder is looking like Friday morning. All we can do is hope this system overperforms and delivers another spring powder day!

-Ben

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