The last regular forecast will be tomorrow, Sunday, April 17th. Intermittent forecasts will be issued through April based on weather conditions that affect avalanche danger.
Under partly to mostly cloudy skies, the mountain temperatures range from 27° to 34 °F. Winds have increased and are currently blowing from the southwest at speeds of 10-20 mph, gusting into the 30's.
Winds will continue to blow from the southwest and increase throughout the day as another cold front approaches northern Utah this afternoon. Increasing clouds, thunder, wind, and snowfall will be the main story later this afternoon. We could see another 3-6 inches of new snow by tomorrow morning.
Unfortunately, the April sun came out strong yesterday afternoon, and many south and west aspects will be crusted this am.
It's been a great return to winter, and this past week has had some impressive storm totals:
Upper Cottonwoods: 20-24" (1.38"-1.70" SWE) *snow-water-equivalent
Park City ridgeline: 12-24" (1-2.0" SWE): higher amounts along the northern end of the PC ridge
Ogden mountains: 20-26" (1.64" SWE)
Provo mountains: 6-10"(0.6" SWE)
No new avalanches were reported in the Ogden area. In SLC a couple of small wind slabs were reported yesterday, 4-6 inches deep, 30-50 feet wide (photo below: Harmsen). Different story in Logan
with some avalanches 2 feet deep and over 1000' wide.