Fresh snow coats the mountains (and even valleys) of Utah this morning. Storm totals were in the expected range and we could see a few more snow showers this morning before we clear out. A break Thursday before another storm clips the region on Friday and Saturday with additional (mostly light) accumulations possible. Active weather likely next week to close out the month.
March continues to deliver the goods to Utah with our third good storm in as many weeks. Totals this morning are exactly in line with the forecast. Generally resorts outside the Cottonwoods were in the 5-13″ range. Even Brian Head down south is reporting 10″ of fresh. For the Cottonwoods, orographics helped deliver storm totals in the 12-17″ range. Still a few snow showers around so it’s not impossible for another inch or two. No complaints about this storm. I skied yesterday morning and the snow was dense early on, but it was a good type of dense I like to call “buttery and delicious”:
As expected, the snow lightened up considerably behind the cold front, so no butter out there today. Just faceshots for all!
Thursday will be a break day. Another storm is moving in for Friday into Saturday. This storm has meager moisture and is only really clipping northern Utah, so I’m not expecting a lot from it. Still I think 3-6″ is possible with perhaps a bit more for favored locations.
Another storm looks likely for late Monday into Tuesday of next week but there are some major model differences so we’ll wait a couple more days before we get into any details.
You can see these two upcoming storms well on the NAEFS graph:
Time for me to get ready to ski powder again. Hope you all have a great time out there today!
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