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 reached the upper 30s and low 40s F. This morning at 5 a.m., temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 30s F and are about 8 degrees warmer than yesterday morning.
Wind: This morning winds are blowing from the W and NW averaging 10 mph with gusts of 20 mph mainly at upper elevation ridges. However, early Tuesday morning during the storm, south winds were blowing 30 to 50 mph at many locations.
Snow: The Tuesday storm delivered 4-8 inches of dense snow at upper elevations.
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 there were many wet loose avalanches on sun exposed slopes
There were dry avalanches in the new snow on northerly facing slopes where ski patrols in the Cottonwood Canyons triggered some dry soft slabs. Skiers on Kessler Peak in Big Cottonwood Canyon easily triggered fast moving dry snow sluffs yesterday.
On Tuesday there were several avalanches in the new snow including large slide was triggered in Days Fork
with a ski cut, propagating much wider than expected, and entraining a lot of wet snow as it ran downhill. Other avalanches on Tuesday occurred in Dry Fork
, on the AF side of Red Baldy