Updated amounts at 2 pm (approximations):
- 12″ Snowbird/Alta
- 11″ Snowbasin
- 12-16″ Brighton/Solitude
- 12+” PCMR
- 12+” Deer Valley
Everything is on track. Warm advection precip brought 1-4″ of snow yesterday afternoon and evening to the high elevations. The front has now moved through SLC early this morning and post frontal snow is abundant at all elevations throughout the Wasatch. Here is a look at the radar at 5:30 AM:
Moderate to heavy snow currently extends from Provo all the way up north of Ogden. This will slowly sag south today. We may see snow taper off north of Provo by mid-day but we think it will fire back up again tonight.
Snowfall amounts so far in the Wasatch are tough to gauge. Webcams show about 2-4″ in the Cottonwoods with heavy snow adding 1-2″ per hour currently. They should be at about 6-8″ by the time the lifts run at 9 AM. The Canyons is the only resort I can find with an updated snow report so far this morning and they are showing 6″ of new snow, though most of that is probably mid-mountain or above as it was raining at the base yesterday evening.
I’m using the following NAM forecast graph to compare our progress to the forecast:
We are right about at the 5 AM forecast for Tuesday of 4″ average. It’ll be fun to watch to see if we can get above the forecast of 12″ by 5 PM in the Upper Cottonwoods.
Tomorrow things will quiet down. Another weak disturbance moves in on Thursday and should add a couple more inches. Cold air and the chance for snow lingers on Friday. The storm system for this weekend looks to be taking most of its energy west, then south of the area. I still think we’ll see a few more inches of snow this weekend. Next week looks unsettled with more storms but not quite as frigid.
Winter is definitely here! Go get some powder!