Storm Day concerns

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:50 am

Upper Level low is passing to our south, allowing for strong wrap around.  A precip band has formed and can be seen roughly from Evanston, WY stretching west to SLC and points just north as of 7:30AM radar:



As of right now, this band is north of Cottonwood resorts.  Snowbasin has been seeing snowfall:



I have my concerns, however, that we may struggle to reach the 6-12″ mark that was forecasted.  Model QPFs have backed off quite a bit.  More importantly, the radar band appears to be much more narrow and farther north than models were predicting last night.  It is expanding and sagging southeast now as we speak, but the widespread precipitation that was looking likely is now looking more like a period of rain/snow today surrounded on either side by scattered showers.

Snowbird already has a couple inches on the upper mountain from yesterday evening and overnight, but I think they’ll likely end up in the 4-8″ range rather than the 6-12″.  Still, creamy turns will be had today and hopefully again tomorrow.


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  • Tom

    There was around 4″ of dense fresh powder at Brighton around 9:00am and it was still snowing fairly hard. Definitely worth getting out.