Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spring Returns

Normally given the dry sunny weather expected over the next few days I would say that spring has sprung, but since we pretty much didn't have winter this year and had our spring in February, I have to instead say that spring returns.

The forecasts produced by the GFS and the Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS) for late Saturday night pretty much tell the story with an upper level ridge once again in full control over the western U.S.  Looks like a great weekend to do whatever you love, be it spring skiing or southern Utah.  For the former, temperatures will likely be just cool enough that upper elevation north facing terrain probably will stay soft.  No promises for lower elevations or other aspects, and anything south or west will get its first cooking today.

Here's our downscaled ensemble precipitation forecast for the next seven days. Pretty much flatlined through the 10th with a few members calling for light precipitation very late in the period.

Take it easy on the BST until it dries out some.  

Park City Readers:

I'll be giving a talk and book signing at Dolly's Bookstore on Main Street in Park City at 6:30 PM tonight (Thursday, March 5th).  Drop by and enjoy a discussion of my book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth including the history of that iconic phrase, avalanches, and other topics of interest to Wasatch Weather Weenies.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the talk tonight, very interested and informative in terms of history and weather.