Wild today with wind and snow. Temperatures will drop through the day and snow showers should continue into Tuesday. Once the wind calms down, there should be some great powder to be had.
Storm is pushing through right now with gusty winds and snow filling in. An initial wave pushed through overnight. Many resorts reporting 2-4″. Alta-Collins sensor is showing 4″ of new snow so far. Snow continues in the northern Wasatch and will fill in again through the morning in the central Wasatch as the cold front itself approaches. Today could be good, but the one issue will be winds. Winds are currently gusting over 50mph on the ridges. These will likely calm down a little bit behind the front.
Snow showers will continue tonight in a moist, northwesterly flow. How productive this orographic lift is will determine how much additional snow we get tonight into Tuesday. If the orographic machine really turns on, places like the Cottonwoods could approach 2 feet. If not, then they might be left closer to a foot. Park City ridge should receive 6-12″ of snow. Northern Wasatch is already doing well and should get to 8-16″ without issue. As for the Cottonwoods, I’ll stick with 12-18″ but as mentioned, if the orographic machine really gets going, we could get 2 feet. I’d keep your expectations in check as it’s better to be happily surprised than bitterly disappointed.
As long as the winds and potential for lightning don’t ruin the fun, today should get better and better. Tuesday should be awesome, Wednesday could be good. Another disturbance Thursday into Thursday night could add a bit more snow. Overall, a good week for skiing.
We will dry out and warm up for the weekend.