Another mid-week Spring storm

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:13 am

Monday Update:

Not much new to talk about.  Today will be warm. Tuesday will be windy in the morning before the front moves through during the afternoon hours.  Mountain snowfall will develop and be heavy Tuesday afternoon along the cold front.  Last chair could have dust on crust on Tuesday.  Snow showers will continue in an unstable northwest flow Tuesday night and Wednesday.  Wednesday looks to almost certainly be the best day to go up.

6-12″ still looks like the best bet for the Upper Cottonwoods by Thursday morning with significantly less on the PC side.  There is a possibility for higher totals if everything works out perfectly, but how often has that happened this year?   Ridging returns in time for the weekend. WSF

P.S.  Remaining open mountains are PCMR, Brighton, Snowbird and Alta.



First grazing system is passing through Northern Utah early this Sunday morning.  Snow showers have been apparent on the Snowbird snowcam but it looks like just a dusting of accumulation at best.  Snow showers should wind down this morning and it should become mostly sunny by this afternoon.

Break on Monday with warm weather.

Next system moves in during the day Tuesday.  This system does not look impressive on global medium range models, but higher res short term models are starting to get into range and look better.  It’s really not a bad setup for a halfway decent storm… Sharp cold front with good moisture moving through at a time when it has the aid of daytime heating on Tuesday afternoon.  Here is the latest 12km NAM look for the Upper Cottonwoods:



Wednesday will definitely be the best day this week to get out and ski.  As for amounts, right now I’m going to say 6-12″ for the Upper Cottonwoods… 3-6″ for the Upper PC mountains…. The snow will fall between midday Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Not a big storm, but hey, at least it’s something….

Ridging returns late this week into next weekend.


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  • Um. What about the Ogden Valley?

  • Mike

    WSF, do you agree with the new NWS totals for Tuesday and Wednesday?

  • Kenny

    This storm seems to have a great track and a wrap around while the low hangs in Colorado! Hoping for that 18″ mark in LCC!