Storm Day

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

Storm day is here.  Snow will fall for much of the day today (Wednesday) in the Wasatch.  It’s already snowing in most high elevation locations as of 6:15am.  Here is the KMTX radar as of  6:15:



Moisture on the increase from the southwest.  This southwest flow is a bit unusual and perhaps not the most effective snow producer for the Cottonwoods.  Still, I think it could be raining hot dogs and the Cottonwoods would still be favored to get more than surrounding areas.  Both PC and Cottonwood resorts will see snowfall throughout the day.  No change, still thinking 5-10″ by this evening in LCC/BCC with 3-8″ on Upper PC mountains.

The flow will turn more northwesterly and colder late today with a secondary impulse moving in this evening.  You can see this change in the flow and the next impulse well on this simulated HRRR radar:



If you only have one day to get up on the mountain, I’d do it today over tomorrow as long as you’re okay with low-vis storm day skiing.  Free refills!

Looking ahead, it looks like the weekend storm is now nothing but some clouds and breezes.  Closing day fresh snow looks unlikely.  For the resorts that do stay open after Sunday, it still looks like we have a potentially decent storm for Tuesday-Wednesday of next week.  Too early to go into detail just yet, but today/tomorrow may not be your last powder day — so keep the skis and boards out.  More on that storm tomorrow.


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10 thoughts on “Storm Day

  1. Matt

    Just got done skiing the bird, I would be hard pressed to call that 4″. Skied 1230-250

  2. jim

    Not much more than 1-2 inches on canyons, park city and solitude web cams. Just over 4 inches at snowbird. NWS has revised snowfall totals down to 4-8 inches total daytime with another 1-3 possible tonight. I hope not too many people took a day off for this. Looks like a dud so far.

  3. Steve

    It was nuking pretty good at Snowbird in the late afternoon. My laps between 2 and 3 in the Bookends kept getting better.

  4. William Paul

    Alta had about 4 inches 4.5. Better at end of day. It’s still snowing at 6:30, so maybe we’ll have another 4 for tomorrow. Conditions were not great today. Ice with snow on top. But just a couple more inches and the skiing might be good tomorrow

    1. brig

      I was going to say five inches to six from before opening to close. It was getting chopped up quick. Despite the lack of depth, there are still plenty of frothing hounds.

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