Sunday, February17, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Big Water, UT

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Sunrise 7:17AMSunset 6:14PM Sunday February 17, 2019 6:42 PM MST (01:42 UTC) Moonrise 4:04PMMoonset 5:48AM Illumination 98% Phase: Waxing Gibbous; Moon at 13 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Big Water, UT
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Area Discussion for - Salt Lake City, UT
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area forecast discussion
national weather service salt lake city ut
352 pm mst Sun feb 17 2019

Cool temperatures and occasional snow showers will linger through
the weekend and into early next week as broad troughing continues
across the west. A stronger storm system may impact the state
late next week.

Short term (through 00z Thursday)
Interior west trough will reload tonight as the next system of
note drops into the desert southwest. Height falls will remain
mainly south of utah, where most of the synoptic precipitation is

A second area of focus in the near term is associate with a mid-
level circulation center not far from wendover. The areal extent
and potential to impact travel on i-80 and near dugway led us to
issue a winter weather advisory for that area tonight into
tomorrow morning. Accumulating snow may expand east to near
tooele which will have to be watched closely by the next shift.

Road impacts would likely start at sunset due to the warm roadways
this afternoon.

Could see some enhanced easterly canyon winds along the wasatch
late tonight into tomorrow morning due to a strong pressure
gradient from wyoming, and weak easterly 700mb cold advection. The
gradient becomes northerly Monday and will support gusty north
winds across much of western utah into Tuesday.

Surface low near the grand canyon at sunrise looks to make its way
toward the four corners by sunset tomorrow. This will make it a
close call as far as expansion of snow north into utah from kanab
east-northeast across the glen canyon recreation area. It will
remain cold enough that if a shower passes over dixie that it will
likely be snow. Due to warm roads and soils, it would have to be
heavy for even brief transportation impacts to develop. A better
chance of impacts at a higher elevation such as zion national

For other portions of utah, given steep deep layer lapse rates of
near 8c km and the development of minimal CAPE with afternoon
destabilization, snow showers will become more widespread after
noon tomorrow, especially south of i-80.

Another period of destabilization Tuesday as the coldest air aloft
coincident with the passage of the trough axis. Expect snow to
become largely confined to NW slopes. Colder Tuesday.

A brief break most of Tuesday night before the height falls and
warm advection ahead of the next storm dropping down the pacific
northwest coast invades Wednesday.

Long term (after 00z Thursday)
Continue to have high confidence that a cold pacific trough will
bring significant impact to southern utah late Wednesday night
through Thursday night, with accumulating snow likely within
utah's dixie and the powell region at times during the event.

Suite of deterministic ensemble guidance continues paint a similar
picture regarding track and evolution of this next trough, with the
cold core and attendant mid level circulation spinning up upstream
over nevada Wed night prior to becoming more vertically stacked over
southern nevada Thursday. Solid agreement exists down to the
surface, with a deepening surface low progged just south of dixie
Thursday. Originally arctic influenced, cold and with suitable deep
layer moisture... The low will provide ample forcing for widespread
precip (snow) across primarily southern utah (largely south of
i-70. Have continued to raise pops for those areas this package.

During the same time period further north, anticipating little if
any precip outside of spotty instability snow showers largely over
the terrain. Lack of synoptic lift within a shearing environment
will detract from much more than that.

Thereafter the trough will continue to amplify stretch whilst slowly
churning east across the desert southwest Friday. Suspect the
greatest uncertainty in guidance will continue to be just how much
and how fast it begins to transition out of the area during the day.

This said, do expect forcing to be relegated primarily within a
shear axis extending from SW wyoming to dixie, and points east with

Looks dry with below average temps to start off next weekend, with
the pattern potentially becoming a bit more tranquil, but spread in
outcomes within globals does increase significantly.

Cigs at the slc terminal will continue to lower through the
evening and overnight hours with snow developing just after 00z
and dissipating by 06z. Intermittent ifr snow is likely before
winds shift to the south. Accumulations of up to 1 inch on
untreated surfaces are possible. Another round of low MVFR high
ifr snow is likely to develop just before 12z Monday for a few
hours near daybreak.

Slc watches warnings advisories
Ut... Winter weather advisory until 9 am mst Monday for utz005.

Wy... None.

Short term... 10
long term... Merrill
aviation... Dewey
for more information from noaa's national weather service visit...

http: weather.Gov saltlakecity
for frequently asked questions about the area forecast discussion

http: weather.Gov saltlakecity general afd_faqs.Php

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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Bryce Canyon Airport, UT34 mi49 minW 810.00 miMostly Cloudy14°F8°F77%1011.4 hPa

Wind History from BCE (wind in knots)
Last 24hrNW10NW134S5W6CalmW6W9W4SW5W5SW5SW3W3SW4SE7SE9S4E4NW7E6SE8S5W8
1 day agoSE6S11S7S4S9S10SE8SW19
2 days agoSE13SE17--SE11SW14SW8W9SW12N3NW4N5N5CalmSE6S4CalmSE11SE12SE13SE17SE20

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