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Friday update from Wasatch Snow Forcast, lookin like 2 feet of fresh by the end of next weekend
Friday PM Update:
Just a quick update tonight . . . The GFS Model, which was showing the bulk of precip moving well north of the area, has now come more in line other global models for a couple consecutive runs now. *Good news for us. *Confidence continues to grow that this pattern will bring us the copious snow amounts we’ve been waiting for. Storm Monday morning looks to drop a quick few inches in the mountains. *Main benefit of this quick-moving, moisture starved system is to open the door for more potent energy later next week. *This is a cold storm so snow levels won’t be an issue…
A warm, moist westerly flow will then set up by Wednesday with embedded impulses moving through. *The cold air will remain to our north for the first several days and snow levels will rise to around 7,000 feet or higher. *We are basically looking at a train of impulses moving into the west through at least the 25th or so of January. *All models are in general agreement and the question now is just how much precip can we expect and when will colder air move in to give us the light, fluffy snow we’re all used to.
At this time, I would say it’s safe to say we’ll see at least a foot of wet snow at area resorts between Wednesday and Friday night (probably more). *With more snow expected next Saturday and beyond. This wet snow will fall on a very weak base and avalanche danger is going to be extreme until the snow settles and we get some lighter snow on top. *BE CAREFUL! On the other hand, this is the heavy, wet base that ski resorts love.