Our second weak storm in two days is pushing through this morning. Another break this afternoon thru Saturday morning before the next storm pushes in late Saturday into Saturday night.
Our next storm pushed in after midnight and we saw a few hours of fairly heavy snow in some areas. Resorts in northern Utah have seen 3-8″ so far overnight. When you add that to what fell yesterday morning, 36-hour totals are 6-10″ for Snowbasin and Powder Mountain, 3-5″ for Park City, 10-13″ for LCC and BCC. Here is Snowbird’s snowstake showing totals from yesterday and today:
Yesterday was fun, if not super deep. Today should be more of the same. Snow showers will generally wind down through the day with a couple inches additional accumulation possible. Brian Head could see heavier snow linger later in the day as the system has pushed its best energy south.
A break this afternoon through most of Saturday. Late Saturday afternoon we should see precip start again. Snow levels are going to rise off valley floors and up to 5500-6000 feet. That means snow at resort levels will be a bit denser. Again, not a huge storm. My best guess would be similar accumulations to what we saw out of each of these first two waves. 3-6″ with perhaps a bit more for the Cottonwoods. Enough to make Sunday fun. The backcountry is getting progressively deeper, although with denser snow falling on top, it is important to check with UAC before venturing out this weekend.
Another break Sunday and most of Monday, right now it looks like active weather is again possible late Monday into Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday, although models have really struggled with any details. At this point, it again does not look overly significant, most likely another weak wave of energy or two.
Enjoy the fresh snow!