Another Spring system . . .

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

After the last week of record heat, it might sound strange to be talking about snow at any elevation.  But this is the intermountain west and summer can turn to winter in the blink of an eye or vice versa.

Moist and dynamic system will begin spreading rain showers into the Wasatch front late this morning with liquid precipitation extending all the way up to near the tops of the ski resorts.  Showers with embedded thunderstorms will continue this evening before tapering a bit late, then a reinforcing shot of moisture will move into the area overnight and continue the showers.  This second wave will be cooler and will drop snow levels significantly to around 6,000 ft.  Expect 3-6″ at the base of Cottonwood resorts with up to 8″ at the top of the mountains.  If you are going to ski or ride tomorrow, I would suggest heading straight to the top of the mountain where the snow is deeper and lighter than the mashed potatoes at the base.

We’ll start to clear out again for the weekend but an active jet may give us a period or two of showers next week.  Stay tuned….

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