And then there was one…

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:16 am

Spring storm this weekend brought a total of 10-15 inches to the highest elevations of the Wasatch with half the snow falling Friday night and the other half falling Saturday night.  Snowbird is now the only resort still spinning lifts.

Warm temps early this week will allow for Spring conditions and rapid melting.  Corn harvesting will be in effect each day!  Dirty snow will continue to become more ubiquitous as top layers melt off, thus exposing the dirty layer that exists thanks to our big dust storm early last week.  Dirty snow absorbs more sunlight and therefore melts faster than pure white snow.

Showers will return for the second half of this week.  It looks like high snow levels with rain showers at the base of the mountain and snow at the top.  Certainly doesn’t look like anything major at this point….

Will update as needed later this week, but in general, frequency of posts will continue to wane as we head toward summer…


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  • AM

    I always assumed dirty snow melted faster because of the colloid effect ( like salt or sand on a road)

  • CCC

    Don’t you have the feeling there is going to be May snow? I kind of have that feeling, if for nothing else but the irony and bitter sweetness of the 2014-15 season. I hope the models agree.

    • There is almost always at least a snowstorm or two in May. I’ll still be forecasting snow as long as there is snow to forecast, don’t you worry about that. 😉

  • Looks like snowbird just changed their closing date to the 10th of May

  • Chuck

    Looking ahead to next year – it looks like a full fledged El Nino may be in effect. For us in the PNW that means less snow. What are the effects on the Wasatch? My thought is more moisture for California means more moisture for the Wasatch. What does the history say?

  • Anna

    ” Dirty snow absorbs more sunlight and therefore melts faster than pure white snow.”

    Tell that to Boston…