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Any expectected storms for Utah to get them ready for Christmas/ New Years?

post #1 of 16
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Hi all,

I'm goin to Utah (Alta, Snowbasin, and PC)  in about a week and a half and they have only got about one or two major storms so far.  Are any storms expected that will help them expand acreage for the holidays?

Thanks
post #2 of 16
Yes, there will be a major storm on 12-28. It will start at 2:15 pm on the 28th and drop 8" by midnight. It will proceed east dropping another 12-14" though midnight of the 29th. There will be winds of 13-15 MPH the evening of the 29th through the 30th. The storm will taper off on the 30th with a last little spit of 4" from 4:00 AM to 9:45 AM. The remainder of the 30th will be clear and cold with a high of 20.4* F wind of 13.7 mph at 1:00 pm tapering to 8.4 mph by 6:00.

SJ
post #3 of 16
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The remainder of the 30th will be clear and cold with a high of 20.4* F wind of 13.7 mph at 1:00 pm tapering to 8.4 mph by 6:00.

SJ
 

So it sounds like the 30th will be the day for some good pictures.  What time will the light be best?

Here is the 11 to 15 day forecast for Northern Utah:

Saturday, Dec 26
High: 32 °F RealFeel®: 33 °F
A little snow in the morning; otherwise, cloudy
 
Saturday Night, Dec 26
Low: 20 °F RealFeel®: 15 °F
Periods of snow
 
 
Sunday, Dec 27
High: 31 °F RealFeel®: 26 °F
Low clouds with a couple of flurries in the afternoon
 
Sunday Night, Dec 27
Low: 16 °F RealFeel®: 19 °F
Low clouds
 
 
Monday, Dec 28
High: 30 °F RealFeel®: 31 °F
Cloudy with a few flurries
 
Monday Night, Dec 28
Low: 15 °F RealFeel®: 19 °F
Mostly cloudy with a flurry late
 
 
Tuesday, Dec 29
High: 31 °F RealFeel®: 32 °F
Mainly cloudy
 
Tuesday Night, Dec 29
Low: 16 °F RealFeel®: 16 °F
Snow much of the time
 
 
Wednesday, Dec 30
High: 32 °F RealFeel®: 32 °F
Snow
 
Wednesday Night, Dec 30
Low: 18 °F RealFeel®: 21 °F
An evening flurry; otherwise, considerable cloudiness
 

SJ's seems more acurate though.

JF
post #4 of 16
The oracle has spoken!
post #5 of 16
Gear discussion?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

Yes, there will be a major storm on 12-28. It will start at 2:15 pm on the 28th and drop 8" by midnight. It will proceed east dropping another 12-14" though midnight of the 29th. There will be winds of 13-15 MPH the evening of the 29th through the 30th. The storm will taper off on the 30th with a last little spit of 4" from 4:00 AM to 9:45 AM. The remainder of the 30th will be clear and cold with a high of 20.4* F wind of 13.7 mph at 1:00 pm tapering to 8.4 mph by 6:00.

SJ

How about the week 8-14 January, with special emphasis on the 10th, from 12:00pm to 1:30?
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

Yes, there will be a major storm on 12-28. It will start at 2:15 pm on the 28th and drop 8" by midnight. It will proceed east dropping another 12-14" though midnight of the 29th. There will be winds of 13-15 MPH the evening of the 29th through the 30th. The storm will taper off on the 30th with a last little spit of 4" from 4:00 AM to 9:45 AM. The remainder of the 30th will be clear and cold with a high of 20.4* F wind of 13.7 mph at 1:00 pm tapering to 8.4 mph by 6:00.

SJ

haha :)

you can only help people so much!!
post #8 of 16
SJ too funny.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SierraJim View Post

Yes, there will be a major storm on 12-28. It will start at 2:15 pm on the 28th and drop 8" by midnight. It will proceed east dropping another 12-14" though midnight of the 29th. There will be winds of 13-15 MPH the evening of the 29th through the 30th. The storm will taper off on the 30th with a last little spit of 4" from 4:00 AM to 9:45 AM. The remainder of the 30th will be clear and cold with a high of 20.4* F wind of 13.7 mph at 1:00 pm tapering to 8.4 mph by 6:00.

SJ
 
Yeah I wish! You could be right though... Check out this Article http://www.accuweather.com/regional-news-story.asp?region=southwestusnews
post #10 of 16
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Oh my bad I put this in the wrong section
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by eastskier27 View Post

Oh my bad I put this in the wrong section

Its not that at all, you asking a question noone could possible know as well. 
post #12 of 16
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Its not that at all, you asking a question noone could possible know as well. 

Well, their are some meteorologists out there that might know by now.
post #13 of 16
It doesn't look particularly promising right now.  There are a couple of sites to check out if you want a sense of what is likely to happen, but remember once you get out more than a few days it is a SWAG.  That being said, I like snowforecast.com, the TGR forum about snow/weather conditions occasionally has some insight and bestskiweather.com (subscription, although you can get a free 7 day trial). These sites seem to be better than 50/50 when you start looking at pattern changes and potential storms when you want to look out 7-10 days.

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Well, their are some meteorologists out there that might know by now.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Illibuck View Post

It doesn't look particularly promising right now.  There are a couple of sites to check out if you want a sense of what is likely to happen, but remember once you get out more than a few days it is a SWAG.  That being said, I like snowforecast.com, the TGR forum about snow/weather conditions occasionally has some insight and bestskiweather.com (subscription, although you can get a free 7 day trial). These sites seem to be better than 50/50 when you start looking at pattern changes and potential storms when you want to look out 7-10 days.

 



 
Thanks!  I checked those out and Snowforecast.com said some light snow from Sunday to Wednesday but nothing major.  Oh well.
post #15 of 16
Here in the Bear Rivers we are at 44% of our typical christmas snowpack. 1 storm, while it will certainly help, is not going to be enough to get things really sweet.
post #16 of 16
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Here in the Bear Rivers we are at 44% of our typical christmas snowpack. 1 storm, while it will certainly help, is not going to be enough to get things really sweet.
 
Yeah, I agree.
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