Not much change in the forecast from yesterday to today. The models are still calling for a front to move through northern Utah on Sunday. Most of the NAEFS ensemble members, for example, are calling for a significant event, although I think the totals might be a bit overdone (e.g., Alta below).
After that, most (but not all) of the NAEFS ensemble members are keeping us mainly dry with only a few snow showers here or there through the middle of next week. The European has a similar solution. After that I'm not speculating.
Arctic Sea-Ice Record
As most of you know, globally average surface temperatures have really jumped through the roof over the past several months due to the combination of long-term global warming with a strong El Nino event. Much of the focus has been on the tropical Pacific and projections of impacts on the western U.S., but this has also been a remarkably warm winter in the Arctic. This warmth, along with other factors, has contributed to the lowest average February sea-ice extent in the satellite record.