Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's Snowing!

Looking west over the Albion Base Lodge this morning.
Source: Alta Ski Area
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and yes Utahns, there is snow falling in the Cottonwoods.  It's just a weak band of precipitation that extends from the Stansbury to Wasatch Mountains, but we'll take every flake we can get.

Not much has changed from yesterday's forecast, although the NAM forecast has shifted somewhat toward the GFS forecast, as always seems to happen.  Recall the GFS was the more bullish of the two models for snow, so that's good, although it's still a brush-by event for us with most of the action passing to our east and the winds shifting quickly with the trough passage so that we don't have a prolonged period of cross-barrier flow with orographic enhancement.

Thus, I think we'll get see some periods of snow today and tonight adding up to a few inches in the Cottonwoods to freshen things up, but that's about it.  If we get more than that, we'll have to consider ourselves fortunate.  Keep your fingers crossed.

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