Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Storm Track Is Too Far North

The forecast for the next several days is ugly.  During the first couple of weeks of the month of June, the climatological storm track position is such that we can sometimes have a cooler pattern or at least the occasional push of colder air into northern Utah.  I always hope that's the case to reduce the length of "summer", but we're getting the shaft this year.

The somewhat persistent nature of the warmth of the next several days is reflected in the forecast time series for Mt. Baldy (11,000 ft), which shows temperatures hovering around 50┬║F through Friday.  That's pleasant up there, but equates primarily to highs in the 90s.

And that's reflected in the forecast below from  Six out of the next seven days (including today) with highs in the 90s.

Not looking forward to it.  Hopefully something cooler can drop into our area after June 10th.

1 comment:

  1. Judging from the GFS temp field in that big west coast trough June 10-11, if it did come straight in we could be back to snow again at least in the mountains. Not that I am really expecting that to happen. (I think these large troughs in June are somewhat notorious for leaving Utah with a dry cold frontal passage, it seems more frequently the small closed lows that can track further south and bring the June precip). Either way that system looks enticing!