Salt Lake Mountain Weather

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 9:23am
Forecaster: Evelyn
Discussion:

Sunny and warm today, with increasing southwesterly winds ahead of an approaching cold front.  These strong winds will dominate the weather for the next 24 hours - speeds should tick up by late afternoon, and increase at mid elevation into the 30 to 40 mph range, with the 11,000' speeds reaching 35 to 45 mph averages, with gusts to 70 mph.  Light snow could start falling during the day Sunday, with the cold front arriving in the Park City/Salt Lake area mountains late Sunday afternoon, with a burst of heavy snow.  Snowfall rates of 2" an hour are expected.  Snow should continue Sunday night, with the models showing a possible break on Monday.  A cold, moist northwesterly flow with possible Lake Effect Monday night through Tuesday.   The models advertise very cold temperatures by Tuesday - negative single digits at 10,000'.

High pressure returns for Wednesday and Thursday, with another storm advertised for around next weekend.

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