Happy Easter

Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 7:48 am

Same story as yesterday, but now we’re a day closer, so confidence is a bit higher.  Snow is coming back to Northern Utah this week!  Warm and breezy on Easter Sunday before a weak impulse moves through on Monday.  Clouds, a few light showers, and cooler temps can be expected.

The main system pushes in starting late Tuesday night into Wednesday.  Snow showers should continue Wednesday night into Thursday.  Yesterday I showed the ensemble mean QPF for the Upper Cottonwoods.  If you remember this was about .9″… 00z model runs last night now just slightly higher at about 1″ liquid.  So it’s good news that models are in general maintaining, if not increasing, the strength of this system.

I’ll go into more detail tomorrow (Monday), but given that it’s Easter, I’m going to keep today’s post short.  Accumulations could be a foot or higher in the Upper Cottonwoods Wednesday-Friday.  PC resorts perhaps looking at 5-10″. Not a huge storm, but certainly not half-bad considering it’s April.  Wednesday looks to be storm day skiing with it getting deeper by the hour.  Thursday could be a first chair powder day.  We’ll know more as we get closer.

Latest GFS is back to the idea of bringing a system into the area late next weekend… So perhaps closing day powder is a possibility for many resorts that close on the 12th…? Stay tuned.


P.S. Today, Sunday April 5, is closing day for Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.  Huge thanks to the crews up there who have done so much to keep those mountains skiing well despite the lack of fluffy, white resources.

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