Our last regular forecast is Sunday, April 17th. Intermittent forecasts will be issued through April based upon weather conditions which affect avalanche danger.
"More January than January," is how Andy Van Houten described it yesterday: cold, snowy, blustery.
No snowfall was recorded overnight, but storm totals are up to 20-26" (1.64" SWE)
Skies are overcast with weak warm air advection kicking in another inch or two of snow this morning. Temperatures have followed suit, as many stations are at 24 hour highs in the upper teens to low 20s. Winds are west to southwest, blowing 15-20mph with gusts to 25. The most exposed anemometers have hourly averages of 20-25mph.
For today, we'll see a few snow showers this morning with thinning cloud cover over the course of the day. Mountain temps will rise to the mid 20s up high, the mid 30s down low. Winds will be gusty from the southwest this morning but should soon lose steam.
Skiing and riding conditions are excellent and "right-side-up" with lower density snow capping the 1-2' of storm snow. Coverage in the upper elevations sits at 40-60" on the ground but take caution that the late March warm-up burned many southerly aspects to dirt. Traumatic injury is possible with the thinly veiled stumps and rocks.
Another pulse of snow is expected this evening with 4-8" possible through tomorrow. It's not over.
--Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.--
A cold and windy storm is expected this weekend with unsettled weather on tap for the next week or so.
We did not hear of any avalanches from the backcountry yesterday.