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Not much change from previous discussion. Strong early season storm will move onto the west coast and coat the high elevations of the Sierra with snow Tuesday night and Wednesday before moving across the Great Basin and dumping on the Wasatch. Snow levels will start out around 8K feet before dropping Thursday to 7K feet and possible 6K by Thur evening when widespread precip starts to wind down. Bench locations may see wet snowflakes thursday night but at this time no accumulation is expected.
After forecasting this storm for well over a week now, the Powder Hounds encourage you to check out the National Weather Service’s insights as they are the true professionals and can give you lots of information on specifics. It’s our job to give you long term forecasts and focus on ski-specific weather forecasts. Check them out at www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc .
Weather until this storm comes in will be above normal temps around 80 with afternoon thunderstorms possible. Then the bottom falls out temp wise, highs will be in the 50s Thursday and Friday (low 50s at that) with rain or showers. This low looks like it will slowly meander across the area friday and we may see wrap around showers continue into Saturday before we finally clear out and start to warm up.
How much snow? Right now the Powder Hounds are forecasting 8-12 inches at 8000 feet with a foot or more at the mountain tops… at 7K feet, a few inches of wet snow is possible. Get up to mountains now to check out the foliage before the wind and snow knock all the leaves off the trees!
The Powder Hounds
The Powder Hounds were able to enjoy the scenery at Silver Lake this past week.