7-8″ of very dense snow reported at ski areas. Snow showers will continue today above 6,500 feet with rain in the valleys at times. Clearing as we head thru the weekend.
Yesterday we got slammed during the midday hours in the Central Wasatch. Since early Wednesday, Alta-Collins has picked up a healthy 1.7″ of liquid. 1.23″ of this fell between 10am and 3pm yesterday. This equated to just 8″ of snow, so we know it is very very dense up there. Yesterday during a clearing in the weather in the evening I looked at the Snowbird webcams. Little Cloud Bowl snow texture looks interesting, to say the least:
If you look closely at the image above, you can see the sinewy snow that almost looks rain-runneled. The dense snow has had most of the night to settle, and when dense snow settles, it becomes even more interesting. Maybe the snow will be nice a creamy and smooth. Or maybe it will partially frozen and terrible. I’ve seen it go both ways.
Snow showers will continue at times today with snow levels rebounding a bit up to 6,500 feet or so. Most accumulation will be confined to the highest elevations.
Many more ski resorts closing this weekend. This is probably our last gasp at lift serviced “powder” for many of us. Enjoy!