The situation over the past couple of days is highlighted below. A slow moving closed-low over the U.S. southwest is sandwiched between ridges along the west coast and over the eastern U.S.
High-impact weather associated with this pattern includes a major snowstorm along Colorado's Front Range on April 16 and 17.
|Source: NWS Denver/Boulder|
This morning, flooding is affecting the Greater Houston Area where as of this morning as much as 15 inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours.
|Source: Harris County Flood Warning System|
In northern Utah, impacts of this high-amplitude pattern are comparatively benign. A bit of mountain snow late last week to make for decent spring skiing and some modest easterly downslope winds late yesterday and overnight producing peak gusts of 47 mph in Farmington and 44 mph at the University of Utah.