The last scheduled forecast will be Sunday, April 21st. We will issue intermittent updates with each snowfall or significant weather event through the rest of the month. We will continue posting observations.
Resorts closed for the season are now backcountry terrain - no avalanche mitigation is being done. Utah ski resorts are on a mix of private and public Forest Service land, and each resort has a different uphill policy - contact the individual resort for details.
Temperatures: Yesterday's high temperatures ranged from the low 30s to low 40s F depending on elevation. This morning at 5 a.m., temperatures are about 7 degrees warmer than yesterday morning and are mostly in the low 30s F.
Wind: This morning westerly winds are averaging 10-15 mph with gusts of 20-30 mph mainly at upper elevation ridges. Strong south winds blew late Monday night mostly before snow fell on Tuesday.
Snow: Tuesday's storm delivered 6-10 inches of warm dense snow at upper elevations. Low elevations received a good dose of rain.
Today's weather: Strong sunshine will allow mountain temperatures to easily climb into the 40s and 50s F. It's hard to say for sure but clear skies should help keep the snow cool on upper elevation, northerly facing slopes today. The snow on most other slopes became wet yesterday and should have a crust on top this morning that will quickly melt. Winds will shift a little more to the north and calm a bit by afternoon.
Yesterday most wet avalanches occurred above 8000 feet when strong sunshine quickly warmed the new snow and produced wet loose slides. Lower elevations received plenty of rain on Tuesday and the snowpack had already adjusted to being wet.