Timber Lakes Weather

This website displays Timber Lakes weather data only.

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Conditions

Conditions are updated approximately every five minutes. You have to press the Reload This Page button above to refresh conditions.


Current Weather

Current weather data is updated every 30 seconds.
Hover your mouse over each gauge, or tap the gauge on your smartphone, to see a graph of weather data since midnight. A second tap on your smartphone will close the graph.

These weather gauges were painstakingly assembled using organically-sourced, tariff-free, non-meddled-with-by-Russians-when-they-were-influencing-elections electronic components, encased in superior-quality porcelain templates approved by both the American Dental Association and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, as well as one CPA, a school teacher, and two lawyers (lawyers always come in twos – you can’t just get one), and overlaid with genuine 22-karat gold leaf applied by hand and carefully mounted on a heavy duty stainless steel plate recycled from the bed of a Ford F-250 truck. If you need to clean the gauges, use a clean, dry, lint-free soft cloth, preferably micro-fiber. Do not attempt to remove the gauges as this will void your warranty and likely ruin your smartphone or monitor. Also, do not tap on a gauge to correct its reading; that is only a gimmick used in movies to warn you that something is about to explode or in real life on your propane tank in the winter when the gauge is stuck. Tapping on one of these weather gauges will only preserve your fingerprints on your screen. However, if you are a movie star, tapping may result in an explosion; therefore, as a precaution, you should always wear safety goggles whilst viewing this page (or peeling vegetables or taking out a loan). Any exception(s) must be approved in advance by the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Pipefitting and Sprinkler Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

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Today

Daylight Amount (Hours:Minutes)
Sunshine Amount (Hours to 2 decimal places)
Where is the Sun?

Sun Position

This is a graphical representation of the Sun’s current position relative to Timber Lakes — script courtesy of Mark Crossley’s kindness

In the Sky


Service provided by www.Der-Mond.org

Tonight’s Weather Forecast Dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. The weather will continue to change for a long, long time. (George Carlin, 1937-2008)
Today’s Weather Fact
Weather Station Software Uptime (Days:Hours:Minutes)


Radar


Forecast

The National Weather Service (NWS) offers a forecast specifically extrapolated for Timber Lakes. Click here for the Timber Lakes Forecast.

The Salt Lake City NWS Office also maintains an excellent website displaying weather watches, warnings, advisories, maps, and other information about various Utah weather-related items. Click here for the SLC NWS Wesbite.

The NWS forecast maps for the next three days:

Forecast Map

Today’s Forecast Map

Forecast Map

Tomorrow’s Forecast Map

Forecast Map

Day 3’s Forecast Map

6-10 Day Temperature Forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the near-term temperature forecast compared to normal. This is their latest guess.

6-10 Day Precipitation Forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the near-term precipitation forecast compared to normal. This is their latest guess.

One-month Precipitation Forecast

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts the month’s precipitation forecast compared to normal. This is their latest guess.

La Niña Advsisory

The NWS has issued a La Niña Advisory for the coming winter.

La-Niña Forecast

Although the NWS tells us there is a 90% probability of a La Niña-influenced winter, its impact on Timber Lakes is unknown — our coming winter will either be colder, drier, wetter, warmer, or “normal,” depending on the polar jet stream, compared to previous winters. Such is the precision of modern weather forecasting. Stay tuned — next year at this time we will be able to tell you with great accuracy what happened in the previous winter.



WeatherCam

The WeatherCam is updated every two minutes during daylight hours and is disabled at night. You have to refresh the page to load the most recent picture.
The numbers in parentheses indicate the change in readings from the previous hour.



Daily Movie WeatherCam

Click the play button below to view an approximate 1-minute (or less) time-lapse video of today’s daylight WeatherCam shots. The video is updated hourly beginning one hour before sunrise and ending one hour after sunset. We disable the webcam overnight but you should be in bed then anyway.


Wind Forecast

The Timber Lakes area wind forecast is provided by Windy.com and is based on the the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organization supported by 34 European countries. Studies show the ECMWF wind forecasts are consistently more accurate than those projected by the National Weather Service. The forecast is for surface wind, which is measured at 30 feet above the surface of the ground. You can either drag the timeline bar along the bottom or click on the play icon to see how the wind forecast varies over the next 3 days.


Air Quality Index

The The World Air Quality Index (WAQI) maps air pollution data from more than 12,000 air quality monitoring stations around the world. The data published by WAQI is real-time and therefore unvalidated at the time of publication. However, data consistency is verified, in real-time, with neighbor stations, allowing automatic detection and removal of defective monitoring stations, if needed, from the map. To view current air quality from the stations closest in proximity to Timber Lakes, click here for the WAQI website map.

Lunar Calendar

This Month and Last




Wildfire Outlook

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is the focal point for overseeing all wildfire interagency coordination activities throughout the United States. Wildfire suppression is built on a three-tiered system of support – the local area, one of the 10 geographic areas, and finally, the national level. When a fire is reported, the local agency and its firefighting partners respond. If the fire continues to grow, the agency can ask for help from its geographic area. When a geographic area has exhausted all its resources, it can turn to National Interagency Coordination Center for help in locating what is needed, from air tankers to radios to firefighting crews to incident management teams. The following map is the Center’s most recent one-month outlook of potential wildfire areas compared to normal conditions.

Significant Wildfire Potential

NIFC also maintains a National 7-day Significant Fire Potential map. You can see the most recent wildfire potential map for our area by clicking here. Hover your mouse over the legend (or tap the legend on your smartphone) on the linked map for more detail.

Water – or Lack Thereof

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Timber Lakes and the surrounding area are experiencing a significant drought for several years now. Our area is currently classified as being in Extreme Drought1, the second most severe category. According to the PRISM Climate Group, the 30-year average annual rainfall for our area is 32.79 inches.2 Our rainfall for the most recent water year (ending September 30, 2021)3 was 22.56 inches.4 The 2019 water year was wonderful in Timber Lakes, and one of only two water years in recent history where we exceeded the 30-year average. However, one or two years do not take us out of a drought. Thank you for conserving potable water.

Annual precipitation in Timber Lakes.

The annual water-year precipitation recorded in Timber Lakes during the past few years demonstrates how far below the 30-year average we are.

This teacup diagram depicts the current status of the reservoirs along the Wasatch Front, including the Bear River Basin, Weber River Basin, and Provo River Basin.5

Northern Utah Reservoir Levels

Northern Utah Reservoir Levels – 2022 Water Year
Information displayed in RED, simply means the data for that lake is older than the readings for the lakes depicted in BLUE.

Notes:
1 The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is updated weekly.
2 The PRISM Climate Group at Oregon State University gathers climate observations from a wide range of monitoring networks, applies sophisticated quality control measures, and develops datasets to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns, covering the period from 1895 to the present. At the end of each decade, the average values of temperature and precipitation variables are computed over the preceding 30 years. The current set of 30-year annual normals covers the period 1981-2010. The 30-year-average for our area was retrieved from PRISM through CoCoRaHS on July 29, 2019.
3 As defined by the U.S. Geological Survey, the water year runs from October 1 through September 30.
4 The actual rainfall was measured at one location in Timber Lakes and may not represent every location; your mileage may vary. The water content of snow is measured by melting the snow collected in the rain gauge.
5 Lake and reservoir data provided by the Upper Colorado Region of the Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior. By comparison, Flaming Gorge, in the Uintah Basin, is 78% full and Lake Powell, in southeastern Utah, is 29% full. Locally, Strawberry is 73% full, Currant Creek is at 97%, Soldier Creek is at 73%, and Starvation is at 70%.

Once a month, the US Climate Prediction Center forecasts drought conditions for the following three months. Here is the most recent prediction.

NOAA Seasonal Drought

Seasonal Drought Prediction

The following figure depicts the amount of water – called the snow water equivalent — in Utah’s snow pack YTD for the water year (starting Oct 1) compared to normal.

Utah's Snow Water Equivalent Year

Utah’s Snow Water Equivalent Year Compared to Normal