SnowBrains Forecast: 6-12″ of Snow For Alta Ski Area, UT Through Wednesday

Eric McNamee | | WeatherWeather
NBM Snowfall Map Through 2/23/2022. Source: maps.weatherbell.com

Forecast By SnowBrains Chief Meteorologist – Eric McNamee

 8:15 PM MST, 2/22/2022

Brought to you by Alta Ski Area

Forecast Summary:

A cut-off low over will bring 6-12″ of snow to Alta Ski Area through Wednesday.

Snow will start Tuesday night and continue on and off through Wednesday.

The heaviest snow will come Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.

A slightly active pattern will continue into the extended.

Short-Term Forecast:

Tuesday Night-Friday:

Snow that has started will continue tonight through Wednesday and bring 6-12″ of snow to Alta.

Snow will fill in during the night as a band of snow over central Utah moves north into the Wasatch.

Snow won’t necessarily be heavy but will be really high in SLR due to cold temperatures and accumulate easily.

The heaviest snow will come when that band moves in the early morning hours Wednesday.

Snow will become more showery through the afternoon but could be convective in nature and produce brief heavy bursts.

By Wednesday night, snow will generally taper off as the low moves off to the east.

Another shot of snow will come Thursday night and Friday, bringing an additional few inches of snow.

Winter Weather Advisories have been issued through Wednesday because of this. 

NBM Snowfall Map Through 2/23/2022. Source: maps.weatherbell.com

Long-Term Forecast:

Saturday-Monday:

Dry weather is expected through the weekend as high pressure builds over the region.

The next chance for some snow comes Monday/Tuesday as another weak system pushes through the area.

Extended Forecast:

Sunday and Beyond:

Global ensembles are indicating slightly above-average precipitation across Utah in the extended.

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook. Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/
8-14 Day Precipitation Outlook. Source: https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

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