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Snow & Powder Forecasts for Utah

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Summary

A weak system is going to clip Northern Utah this weekend with a few mountain snow showers possible. Dry to start next week, but a change in the pattern will give us chances for snow after the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Short Term Forecast

Today (Friday) should be clear.  The weekend will start out with a clipper system that is dropping down the Rockies.  Model runs continue to be weak with this system, but it might have a bit more luck than previously expected generating snow showers.  I don't think we are looking at much, but there's a chance some places could pick up a quick inch or two in the Wasatch and Uinta mountains if they get a persistent or heavy snow shower.  It looks like the best time for snow showers will be Saturday afternoon.  Not much to look at on the maps, just a light amount for far northern Utah thru Sunday: 

We should be clear on Sunday with cool temps.  We remain clear thru midweek.  

Things start to change right around Thanksgiving Day.  Models also differ quite a bit for this period.  The GFS keeps us dry thru next Friday with a weak system pushing in next Saturday.  This is the GFS thru next Saturday: 

Not too impressive but it's something.... 

On the other hand, the Euro model is much more progressive.  It would bring in a weak system as early as Thanksgiving Day.  With a moderate system on Saturday the 24th, and another system possible the 25th or 26th.  The Euro has been very consistent with this idea so hopefully has a better handle than the GFS.  While this may not be major snow, both models have at least some snowfall in Utah mountains during that holiday weekend.  

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Extended Forecast

Extended forecast differs a bit between the two models.  The GFS finally sweeps thru a big final trough during the November 26-29 time frame, that would potentially bring some good precip to the region. Here is the GFS thru the end of the month: 

The Euro may continue to bring in energy as well thru the end of the month, but both the GFS and Euro have a ridge of high pressure building in to some extent right at the end of the month.  Hopefully, if this were to occur, it would be a short-term ridge rather than another long, stubborn period of ridging.  

Evan | OpenSnow

Due to be a bit of model consistency and getting closer to the pattern change. I was able to nudge up the "stoke level" just a touch.  It's still Low, but another day of model runs and we could see it creep up a bit more.  I recommend not getting excited until it's in the "high" range.  

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