Weather Forecast for Utah Looking Bleak

Weather Forecast for Utah Looking Bleak

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Weather Forecast for Utah Looking Bleak

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The snow conditions in Utah have continued to deteriorate with the current dry spell pushing past the one week mark. Alta and Snowbird have gotten progressively thinner and scrappier over the past few days and bare spots abound.  I can’t believe it can take longer than a week to get new snow. We were so spoiled last year!

The forecast for this week is not looking overly promising either. There should be a few inches of fluff falling on Wednesday night, but it is likely to be blown away by the freak winds that are predicted to follow shortly after. 70 MPH East winds! WTF!??!??! These winds are not going to help our snowpack at all. Lets hope that the snow machine gets turned on sometime before Christmas gets here.

Very Windy

From the Utah Avalanche Center: 

Ski Wendover has a nice ring to it. The next Pacific storm arrives late Wednesday – we may see up to 4” or so – but it’ll all be blown toward Nevada with the accompanying strong easterly winds. The storm subsequently dives further south and spins over the CA/AZ border, though one weather model hints at something over the weekend. I wouldn’t get too excited.

From NOAA:

DAMAGING EASTERLY WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...AND SIMILAR EVENTS IN YEARS PAST HAVE CAUSED WIDESPREAD DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY AND SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BOTH INTERSTATE TRAVEL AND RAILROAD OPERATIONS. TYPICALLY THESE TYPE OF EVENTS HAVE HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON THE NORTHERN WASATCH FRONT FROM NORTH SALT LAKE TO BRIGHAM CITY…BUT ALL AREAS ALONG THE WASATCH FRONT FROM SPANISH FORK NORTH HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WINDS.

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