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 - so please continue to send those in!
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.
this morning in the Ogden mountains range through the 30's and low 40's F. and are +4 to +14 degrees warmer than they were yesterday morning. (Click on this link
to see the temperatures at James Peak weather station.)
Wind are blowing from the west and south averaging < 10 mph, with gusts in the teens along upper elevation ridges.
Today's weather features strong sunshine where mountain temperatures will climb well into the 40s F and 50s F, perhaps even pushing 60 F at 8000'. Winds will be out of the southwest and generally light, gusting into the teens and low 20's mph along upper elevation ridgelines.
Although mountain temperatures are above freezing this morning, the clear skies should provide a marginal refreeze of the snow surface at the upper elevations, but it should soften very quickly after sunrise.
There were no reports from the Ogden backcountry on Thursday. On Wednesday, loose wet avalanches were reported, and were generally above 8,000'.