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The Tony Grove Snotel at 8400' reports about a foot of heavy new snow with 2.8" SWE earlier in the week. There's 88 inches of total snow, and it's 32ºF this morning. I'm reading 24ºF at the 9700' CSI Logan Peak weather station, and northwest winds are currently averaging around 25 mph.
Here is a short video from Utah Avalanche Center Staff about Spring snow.
Strong high pressure aloft building into the Great Basin will bring a substantial warming and drying trend to Utah through the first half of the upcoming weekend. A weak storm system will bring cooler and unsettled weather Sunday into early next week.
It will be sunny today in the mountains, with high temperatures at 9000' expected to be around 47ºF and 6 to 14 mph northwest wind. It will be mostly clear tonight with low temperatures around 30ºF, and 8 to 10 mph northwest winds. Tomorrow will be sunny, with high temperatures of around 52ºF and 6 to 13 mph southwest wind.
Widespread natural wet loose avalanche activity at upper and mid elevations occurred across the Logan Zone with the rainy weather earlier in the week. With clearing yesterday we could see how extensive the cycle was. Loose avalanches entraining wet new snow were observed on many steep slopes, and some were pretty long running...
Numerous fairly large natural wet loose and a few wet slab avalanches occurred in the first half of April across the Logan Zone.