6-12″ of fresh snow from yesterday’s storm with a couple locations reporting over a foot! Storm definitely performed better than expected. A break today before the next storm pushes in for tonight into tomorrow. Additional snow amounts of 6-12+” are likely by late Wednesday night. Another break Thurs and Friday, before snow returns for the weekend.
What a day yesterday! The official forecast was 3-6″ with more possible if the consistent snow band could hold through the day. It did hold. I was in BCC yesterday and it snowed lightly from 8am-11am, then moderately from 11-12, then from noon to 3pm it dumped at 2-3″ per hour, before transitioning back to light snow for the late afternoon and evening hours. In total, 9-13″ fell in the Cottonwoods. 3-7″ being reported on the PC ridge line. 4-7″ for the northern Wasatch.
Yesterday’s system was the fourth in our parade of storms. So far, totals from this cycle have been 20-49″ across the Wasatch — highest amounts, predictably, in the Cottonwoods. That means we are averaging 5-12″ per storm. Not big storms, but not too bad either.
Today is a break as the next system approaches. Should start snowing again this evening. Tonight, I think places like Snowbasin could be favored in a SW flow ahead of the trough axis. Cottonwoods and PC could do ok as well. There may be a lull in snow tomorrow morning as the storm transitions to the second phase which is a colder NW flow. Would expect heavy snow to re-develop tomorrow during the day, especially in the Cottonwoods. I expect another 3-6″ tonight with 3-6″ tomorrow for storm totals of 6-12″ for the Wasatch. I would not be surprised if the Cottonwoods did a bit better than that.
First chair today will be killer. All day tomorrow should be fun. Plenty of stashes left over Thursday and Friday as we have a bit of a break in the action.
It looks like the next storm arrives for Saturday into Sunday. Another healthy dose of snowfall is possible for the weekend warriors.
Not much change from the discussion of the last two days. It does look like the weekend storm will be the last in this series as high pressure builds in for 4-5 days next week. Still looks like a transition back to a cold, stormy pattern is likely for the end of the month.
P.S. If you didn’t catch it, there was a snowpack summary done in yesterday’s discussion, although the numbers have already improved some with yesterday’s snowfall.