Southern Utah continuing to see snow today. Northern Utah is in a break for the next couple days before chances for snow return statewide by Thursday heading into the weekend.
I’m down at Brian Head on a little powder chasing trip. I know several others did the same for yesterday. It snowed hard yesterday morning before turning light yesterday afternoon down here. I’d say by the end of the day Brian Head had 10″ or more with a couple more inches overnight and more snow expected today (another 5-10″). Should be another great day!
Northern Utah has cleared out. This storm did well for itself. It lacked moisture and organization, but what it did have going for it was a long duration and a favorable northwest flow with decent instability. This is why I mentioned last week that if I were you I’d pay close attention to webcams and radar so if certain places got more than expected, you’d be ready. I guess it’s not much of a surprise that the Cottonwoods were that place! Cold temps have returned, but with a higher sun angle this time of year, even with the cold temps the powdery snow doesn’t last quite as long as. Still, soft turns should still remain, especially on north-facing slopes.
We are in a bit of break now, but another cold trough will drop into the area later this week. The first weak wave will move through on Wednesday. This is so subtle that I doubt we’ll see much more than a few clouds. The stronger wave moves in Thursday into Thursday night. Additional waves are forecasted to rotate into the state through the weekend. This isn’t a huge system, but another long duration event means that totals could pile up. It does look like there’s a good possibility that this Low closes off and once again brings the heaviest totals to southern Utah.
Overall, model agreement in the details is poor. However, we do know that cold air and more chances for snow will be in the region from Thursday through at least Sunday. So another great ski weekend is in store! Tomorrow I’ll be back home and I can try to sort through the models and give you a better idea which specific days will be best for powder.
P.S. If you’re at Brian Head today. Say “hello” to me. I’m in an orange jacket with a red helmet!