Last day for most resorts . . . (Tuesday AM update)

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 8:00 am

Tuesday, April 17 AM update:

Nice band of precip has most people from Provo all the way up to north of Ogden waking up to rain.  This turns into snow above about 7,000 feet.  Expect a couple inches of wet snow to accumulate at the base of Snowbird/Brighton with 3-4 inches of lighter, fluffier snow up top.  Snow should taper off by this afternoon.

Similar system for Wednesday before high pressure builds this weekend.  Next update, middle of next week. Enjoy!

Monday PM update:

First of two systems to brush the Wasatch will enter the region tonight and continue through mid-day tomorrow.  Just off and on light snow expected above 7,500 ft.  Don’t see any more than a trace to an inch or two of snow.  A similar system will be on its heals for Wednesday before we clear out for the end of the work week and the weekend.


Today (Sunday, April 15) is the last day for most resorts in the Wasatch, and appropriately we are finishing up what could turn out to be our last significant storm cycle of the season.  Since Wednesday the Cottonwoods have seen close to 2 feet of snow in places with Park City resorts seeing 8-16″ during the same time span.  We’ve had reports that Thursday and Friday were epic, and Saturday wasn’t too bad either.  Today we will just have scattered popcorn-like snow showers in the mountains, mainly in the afternoon. ‘Popcorn’ refers to their convective nature rather than the type of snow.

This week we will have short wave ridging interrupted by systems brushing us to the north, that will increase winds, clouds and our chance for light snow showers in the Wasatch.  By next weekend, it looks like a larger ridge with take control for at least a few days with much warmer temps and sunshine.  This warm weather will provide excellent spring skiing to the resorts that are still open and will quickly melt off the bike trails I know many of you are excited for elsewhere.


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