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Deep Next Week?


We are currently enjoying a break in the action through the weekend. Storms return on Monday with several waves moving through all week. Significant snow continues to look more likely.

Short Term Forecast

Mostly sunny and somewhat mild conditions continue today (Friday) and tomorrow in Utah. A few high clouds increasing on Sunday as the next storm approaches, but overall we are in a nice break in the action. Use this time to dig out because more snow is on the way! 

Extended Forecast

I'm going to keep the "meat" of the forecast in the extended forecast for one more day. But really this is now only 3-8 days out so it is of higher confidence than most "extended" forecasts I give. Our next stormy pattern arrives Monday morning as a trough settles over the west once again. We are going to see a series of storms that will move through the Great Basin in a southwest flow starting on Monday and continuing at least through the work week next week. This is going to lead to cumulative snowfall totals that could be quite big.

We are going to worry about the exact timing of these waves a bit more as we get closer, but the first one should arrive on Monday and continue into Tuesday morning -- so you may want to circle Tuesday in your sick day calendar. Then, additional storms move through later in the week. The NBM has healthy liquid amounts through Thursday night:

Mountain liquid amounts generally between 1.5-3" during this 3-day period. The full GEFS plumes show most ensembles are in good agreement:

You can see a mean of around 2" of liquid through early part of the week with another 1" or more possible next weekend. The 10-day totals across the west continue to be impressive in both the GFS and Euro:

The other nice thing for the upcoming storms is they look noticeably colder than our past two AR storms. You can see 700mb temps for the upcoming week stay in the -6 to -10C range which is cold enough for snow levels to stay well below 6000ft:

Should be a much higher snow quality with several very good powder days likely next week. A great way to start to close out March, which has already been above average. Like I've said, it's all gravy from this point on as we continue to chase some all-time records. 

Evan | OpenSnow