Friday, June 10, 2016

Early Monsoon Surge to Bring Relief

Yeah, it's early June, but high temperatures the past six days at the Slat Lake City airport have been 91, 96, 97, 91, 95, and 94ºF.  Forecast high for today: 97ºF.


Relief is on the way, however, in the form of an early monsoon surge.  The GFS forecast valid at midnight tonight (0600 UTC Saturday) shows the setup with a high amplitude upper-level ridge centered over the southern Great Plains and an upper-level trough along the Pacific Coast.

By noon (1800 UTC) Saturday, high precipitable water values of more than 20 mm cover much of the low-elevation regions of the state.  The GFS is also high on precipitation, although instead of being widespread, it's more likely we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow.

Temperatures will also be cooler, with a bit more humidity.  Hooray!


  1. and this helps my swamp! LOL

  2. Heavy showers central UT, around Nephi and north and few north of I84 in Morgan and Huntsville when I got home. ALso some lightning.

    Anything in the crystal ball about this pattern continuing and bringing monsoon weather last two weeks in June? We have the Nationals for the gliders pilots in Nephi the last two weeks in June.

    1. No can do. Simply not possible to anticipate weather that far in advance.