Sunday PM update:
Snow fell for most of the day again today in the Wasatch high country with varying intensities and an additional 2-6″ accumulating. As the title suggests, the skiing today was wet and heavy — but fun! A lot of rumblings about mountains not having all their terrain open this weekend or being slow to open it. Remember, they are working around the clock to keep you safe so try to be understanding. These are about as bad as avalanche conditions can get with this quantity of wet snow falling on dry fluff from earlier this week.
Tonight, another wave moves in late this evening. This is the final push of moisture before we dry out later tomorrow. It should add another 5-10″, so those of you lucky enough to ski tomorrow should have a great time. The snow will also become less dense as the night progresses as a bit of colder air works its way into the area. Full update on later this week in the morning… WSF
Snow will pick up again later today as the final wave of energy moves into the area. Snowfall totals above 7,000 feet so far have ranged from 1.5 – 3 feet, with over 4 feet at Beaver Mountain! Another 4-8″ likely before we clear out on Monday.
A wave pushed through yesterday during the evening hours and was mostly through the area by midnight. Since then, we’ve been in a lull with only occasional showers. That should change later today as the next wave is in Central Nevada and pushing eastward quickly.
Accumulations in the last 24 hours have ranged from 8-20″ depending on location. This has brought storm totals up to 1.5-3 feet. The snow that fell overnight (since closing yesterday) looks like it is most likely in the 4-8″ range of very heavy dense snow above 7,500 feet. Reports of rain as high as 7,200′ yesterday. So it’s going to be heavy, wet snow this morning to push around.
Snow today should increase in intensity by midday and through the afternoon before winding down this evening. This last wave will favor the Southern Wasatch and Central Utah mountains rather than the north. Another 3-6″ with up to 8″ is possible today.
We clear out tomorrow and Tuesday… Next chance for storms moves in Wednesday night – Friday. This looks like it will be another warm system and will affect primarily the far northern Wasatch.
Models suggest a possible weak to moderate system over President’s Day weekend and then perhaps a bit of a break after that.