You Win Some, You Lose Some

Posted Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 by Trent S. Parker

TL;DR: And….. we’re gonna lose on this one in Northern Utah. Chase North or South to find where the fresh will fall. Sunday in Northern Utah should be relatively dry and cool. Surface conditions could be best described as FIRM. Nothing substantial within the next few days.

GFS time-heights via weather.utah.edu for SLC showing relatively clear and cool conditions until late Sunday night / early Monday morning when there could be a chance we pick up a scant amount.
weather.utah.edu SREF plumes for Alta showing that we may end up with just about zilch on the snowstake.
weather.utah.edu SREF plumes for Taos NM where they’ll see more substantial snowfall.
weather.utah.edu SREF plumes for Jackson Hole at 9kft. Again, looking better than anything in Northern Utah.
GFS modeled precip. from tropicaltidbits.com showing two distinct features. The one from our South pulls northward as it progresses but just misses Northern Utah. The PAC NW stream of moisture coming over the upper-level ridge dives south just a bit too late for anything significant but this is the hand we’re playing, and we’re holding out hoping NW flow gets the Cottonwoods a little better than anticipating.

Short post on a busy day for me with not much excitement in the foreground of the next week or so. In the meantime, enjoy the sun, rip some park laps, or take your powder skis elsewhere. It could be worse, you could be in Mammoth CA where I hear it has barely snowed in the last month.

Thanks for reading!

Trent S. Parker

Author: Trent S. Parker

Mainer, busybody skier-rider, and undergrad Atmospheric Sciences at the U. Fascinated by all things fluid dynamics and snow.

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