Well after an eventful end to February, it looks like the pattern will remain active as a series of disturbances over the next week (beginning Wednesday night) should bring additional accumulations to Utah. Stay tuned!
Upwards of 40 inches of snow fell across the northern Wasatch this past weekend! Don't fret if you didn't get out - the outlook for the week ahead looks just as promising - some light accumulations on Tuesday before the end of the week ends with a slow moving trough, which will bring snow Thursday through Sunday. More significant accumulations are expected!
As Neil alluded to a few days ago, major pattern changes will be experienced later this week. A progressive pattern of troughs is setting up - the first one will pass through Wednesday night through Thursday, and bring some good accumulation. Temperatures will be much colder, and winds will initially be gusty on Wednesday, but the wait for better conditions will finally end.
The outlook through early next week continues to look promising as a couple more troughs are forecast to pass through Utah.
Well, we've got some beautiful weather in store of the coming weekend, especially on Saturday. It should be a graet time to get out there and lay waste to what remains of the early week powder explosion (16" on Monday at Alta). It is also a great time to start thinking about some big changes in the works.
Thus far January and early February have more or less been dominated by a ridge of high pressure across the Western US. A few storms have managed to penetrate into the region, but not the regular helping of snow that we're used to. The good news is that models are now consistently indicating that sometime around next Wednesday a major trough will become established over the eastern Pacific and then slowly move east through the Great Basin. This should mean much more moisture and a succession of embedded storms and could bring quite a bit of new snow to the Wasatch. Its about time! It even looks like the snow should come in wet and warm and then become cold and fluffy making for a nice right side up snowpack.
Keep checking back here at USW for continued updates on this evolving storm system!
A storm will bring some fresh snow for Tuesday, but the outlook for the remainder of the week and upcoming weekend does not look promising for new snow - so get out there an enjoy! Bundle up, though!