Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 6:55 am

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Houston, we have liftoff…

The storm we’ve been waiting for is here.  Warm advection is currently (6:30am) is just starting to bring precipitation to the far northern Wasatch near the Idaho border.  This will slowly spread south through the morning hours but snow levels will be fairly high until the cold front arrives this afternoon.  We should see a period of intense snowfall this afternoon into this evening as the main front moves through.  Lots of moisture and instability so accumulations should pile up fast.  Snow should taper by Sunday morning, but accumulation will range from 8-14″ with higher amounts possible in the Cottonwoods.

A lull in snowfall tomorrow, but scattered snow should continue in a cold northwest flow.  Another wave moves in late Sunday night into Monday morning.  An additional 4-8″ is possible by Monday evening.  Storm totals should be in the 1-2 foot range.  The Cottonwoods could easily see more, especially if the GSL gets involved.

Long range: 

High pressure looks to take control into the Thanksgiving holiday.  Some weak troughs will try to break through the ridge next weekend, however models differ on how effective they’ll be.


P.S.  High avalanche danger likely this weekend.  Check UAC for details!  Also, lots of obstacles just under the surface still.  Be careful if you’re venturing off-piste…

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  • Sammy Kap

    Woohoo! Let it begin.

    Just wanted say been a long time reader. So thankful to have you helping out us powder hounds here in the Wasatch. Keep up the great work and happy shredding out there this weekend!

  • Rockow

    Love your site. It gives me hope during those long work weeks for pow slashes and white beard cheek to cheek grins. Thank you.

  • Steelydad

    So will Saturday (afternoon) be a good powder day as well or will Sunday/Monday the honey hole?

    • Sunday morning is best! Monday could be awesome too…

      • Steelydad

        That makes my wife very happy as Saturday will now be dedicated to competing her rather voluminous honey-do list 🙂

  • Marc Guido

    Here’s a post and a few photos from Alta today:
    It just changed over to snow here at 4900 feet in Cottonwood Heights. The ground is already white!

  • Marc Guido

    You should have said something! Sorry that I didn’t see you. It would have been fun to make some turns together again.

  • Alan

    OMG I love that video,the wife and I can’t stop watching it and laughing

  • chandler

    Lake effect kicking in later tonight??