SNOW FORECAST FOR 2016-2017 SEASON

SNOW FORECAST FOR 2016-2017 SEASONHope you're ready for the snow because the forecast is showing that it will be an above average winter which is something we haven't seen in 4 years. To give you an idea of how much more snow at the Salt Lake international airport we received; 24 inches of snow in 2011,- 69 inches of snow in 2012, - 35 inches of snow in 2013,  - 8 inches of snow in 2014, - 36 inches of snow in 2015. So whats the prediction for 2016? Well according to thewinterforecast.com we can expect a whooping 71 inches of snow spread across 34.8 snow days. Utah will see a snowfall of 10% above average for most of the state to up to 15% above average in higher elevations. We expect a weak to moderate La Nina and the weak La Nina typically brings the above normal snow for the area with a moderate La Nina near to slightly below normal snowfall. Ice should not be too much of an issue this season. Expected Temperature & Precipitation Pattern Across the Nation: Temperature • Coming off one of the mildest years on record in 2015-16, the upcoming winter is expected to be a cold one along the Eastern Seaboard, especially for locations in the Northeast • The same can be said for the Great Lakes & Ohio Valley, as frigid conditions are also predicted to dominate for a majority of the cold season • While overall chilly temperatures are forecast, it may be a relatively slow start; the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are trending on the mild side for November into the first half of December • In contrast to the Central and Eastern US, the West Coast and Southwest are anticipated to have a warm winter Precipitation • The expectation of a cold and active pattern will favor average to above normal snowfall for a large swath from the Northern Plains to the East Coast • A major snowstorm certainly cannot be ruled out, but the chances of seeing a blockbuster storm is lower than the past few years. The projected setup is more conducive for small and medium sized events • The Mid-Atlantic and portions of the Southeast will have an increased threat for wintry precipitation this year • Drier than normal weather will limit the amount of snow and ice that the Southwest and Southcentral states receive • A less active pattern and milder conditions will likely result in below normal snowfall in the Pacific Northwest     forecast   Weather Data Pulled From;
Utah Winter Forecast 2016-17 ( Here comes the Snow)
 
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