Spring Storms

Monday, April 17, 2017 at 7:49 am

Tuesday Update:

Everything still on track.  Rain will move in later this afternoon with thunderstorms possible.  Snow level will likely start above 9,000 feet and perhaps only lower to 8,000 feet tonight.  We could see 4-8″ of dense snow but it will likely be confined to upper mountain at Snowbird/Brighton.  Still… tomorrow morning could feature some fun turns.

Another system will bring snow showers on Thursday into Thursday night with slightly cooler air.  Another 4-8″ will be possible.

Previous:

Yesterday was closing day for most of the remaining resorts so now we are down to just Snowbird, Brighton and the backcountry.  Always sad to see the resorts close with so much snow still on the mountain.  Still fun festivities were abound.

This week, we have a weak system passing to our north today (Monday).  Not enough to really give us any precip, but enough to add clouds and winds to the mix.  The stronger system pushes in on Tuesday.  We will see rain showers and high mountain snowfall develop Tuesday afternoon.  Snow levels could start as high as 9,000k feet (or higher) and will only fall down to about 8,000 feet on Tuesday night.  So accumulations will be confined to the upper mountain and will be of the dense and creamer variety.  Probably the best chance to get after it will be Wednesday morning.  Here is the NAM showing about 6″ for the Upper Cottonwoods by Wednesday:

Univ of Utah

Then, a break on Wednesday into early Thursday before another trough pushes in late Thursday into Thursday night.  This system is weaker and may take the best energy north of us.  But we could see a bit cooler air and snow showers.  Perhaps if we are lucky we can squeeze out another 3-6″ for the highest elevations:

Another warm and mostly dry weekend.  Next chance for a good storm will be about the 25th/26th of the month but we are far too far out for details.

WSF





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  • Poster Nutbag

    IF one WERE to go to Snowbird tomorrow, where should one look for the best snow? With SW flow to start will Mineral Basin get a nice refresher or stay on the frontside and play around near Little Cloud?