With a large trough translating out of the region and high pressure moving overhead, the weather for Ogden was looking good for the end of the workweek. Showers managed to avoid the Ogden area so they enjoyed a couple warm, dry days, which was kind of expected minus our mention of a slight chance of some early morning activity on Thursday. The Weather Channel and the NWS tied for the top spot.
Thursday: High 82, Low 59.
Friday: High 84, Low 57.
Forecast Grade: B
Time for an interesting road trip, taking a 9 hour drive through the Great Basin. It’s a good thing that we will be able to cover the entire route in one long day because there aren’t many places between to stop. It’s a 546 mile drive that we’re on, meaning an average of 58.9mph, because there is little time on interstates.
Leaving Flagstaff and heading north, we should have a pretty scenic, enjoyable drive for a lot of the day. There should be a great deal of scenery to enjoy as we spend a lot of time in the back country of Arizona and Utah. We won’t really see a lot of interstate until we hit Nephi, Utah, and thankfully, we won’t see any rain until Provo. There is a chance for some showers and thunderstorms east of the Great Salt Lake which may slow down traffic as we head through during rush hour. Most of the rain will be on it’s way out of town after about 1, however,so if there ARE any traffic problems, they are more likely due to every day rush hour than a stray storm rolling through Utah. Should be fine, with wonderful weather for our stay in Ogden.
I can tell you almost nothing about Ogden, except that A) it is in Utah and B) it is called Ogden. Hopefully, I can figure out the weather there fore the next two days.
At 1153AM, MT, Ogden was reporting a temperature of 86 degrees with sunny skies and a gusty south wind. An unseasonably sharp trough was digging into the Great Basin, and was creating a surface gradient favorable for the strong winds.
The sharpness of the upper trough will aid in the rapid translation of the system out of Ogden. There may be a few showers and storms early tomorrow, but high pressure will build in quickly as the upper wave will be in the Dakotas by the end of the forecast period, with sunny skies and some heat building back in by the end of the week.
Tomorrow – Rain early, High 79, Low 61
Friday – Sunny and warmer, High 83, Low 57
TWC: Tomorrow – Abundant sunshine Higgh 79, Low 60
Friday – Abundant sunshine High 85, Low 56
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and cooler High 78, Low 60
Friday – Nice with bright sunshine High 80, Low 57
NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers and thunderstorms before noon. Mostly sunny High 80, Low 59
Friday – Sunny High 84, Low 55
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning…then sunny in the afternoon High 80, Low 59
Friday – Sunny. high 85, Low 55
Everyone is going warmer than the models on Friday. I don’t know why not. Looks like full sun. Satellite shows some clouds to the southeast, which are producing some showers in the high country.