If you want to ski fresh snow, you'd better call in sick and head up ASAP to enjoy the angry inch that fell in some locations last night. After that, the odds favor a mainly dry 7-day period as illustrated by the NAEFS forecasts below which show yesterday evening's brief flurry followed mainly by flatline forecasts (i.e., no precipitation).
I recently extended the GFS forecasts graphics on weather.utah.edu from 180 to 240 hours, so in situations like this you can look even farther into the future for a powder hit. Yeah, predictability is low at those long time horizons, but you can look anyway even though I call it "dream-prog land." Last night's forecasts show an almost monsoon-like pattern at 186 hours out with a warm surge of moisture pushing northward into the state. Perhaps it won't stay dry forever. Then again, this is a 186 hour forecast...
If there's anything you'd like me to talk about the next few days, leave a comment. I'm gonna be looking for ideas!
Wellers Book Works in Trolley Square has received a fresh batch of Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth. Stop by and pick up a copy if you are still looking for one.
I'll be speaking at noon today at Utah Valley University, Room SB260, about all things powder. It is open to the public, so stop by if you are in the area.
I'll also be giving a talk on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth at the 3300 South REI at 7 PM on Thursday January 29th. The talk is free, but REI asks for advanced registration (click here to register).