After a wet and wild night, the cold front is pushing in this morning with heavy snow likely for several hours. Rapid accumulations likely. Clearing by late this afternoon. A strong storm will push into Southern Utah late Sunday into Monday.
Moisture moved in yesterday afternoon as expected…. Snow initially fell down as low as 6,000 feet but as the lower levels mixed we saw them shoot up to above 7,000 feet in places. It looks like the bases of Cottonwoods resorts stayed as snow throughout, but the base of PC was not so lucky and saw periods of heavy rain overnight. Snow levels have crashed now and I have a dusting of snow at my place at 4600′ in the Salt Lake Valley and currently snowing.
The heaviest snowfall overnight seemed to be north of SLC. Snowbasin and PowMow have 6-7″ as of 5:45am and those amounts should be increasingly quickly as heavy snow is falling. I would guess they will have a foot or more by opening at 9am. You can see Beaver has also been getting snow (Logan Canyon Summit):
Beaver Mountain reporting 5″ overnight.
Cottonwoods reporting 5-6″. Alta Collins shows 5″ of new snow from .89″ of liquid. Very dense and creamy. Park City/Deer Valley is reporting 4-5″ so far, although that is likely only on the upper mountain.
Don’t worry, the heaviest stuff is still on the way…
All of that is going to slowly sag south over the morning hours. Heavy snow is likely for all elevations this morning. I would expect at least another 6-12″ in the high mountains before this wraps up. Free refills all morning and hopefully into the afternoon! We should clear up this evening.
A strong storm will then take aim at Southern Utah late Sunday and Monday. Might be worth a trip. NWS says the following for Brian Head:
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...THROUGH TONIGHT... 2 TO 6 INCHES. FOR THE SECOND STORM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT...1 TO 3 FEET WITH LOCALLY GREATER AMOUNTS.
In general, we dry out and ridge up for the latter half of the upcoming week.