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This morning is the last chance for a few more hours of superb, widespread powder before the sun does it’s damage today. Wednesday’s storm left 33” in upper Little Cottonwood and 25” in lower/mid Big Cottonwood, both favored by northwest flow. Most other parts of the Cottonwoods, Millcreek and the Park City ridgeline received 12 to 18”.
Under clear skies, temperatures this morning are in the single digits and low teens, with a slight inversion putting the coolest temperatures in the canyon bottoms. Winds are from the northwest and only a bit stronger than yesterday along the upper elevation ridge lines - averaging 5 to 15 mph, gusting 15 - 20 mph.
Sadly, serious high pressure is moving in, with clear skies and warming temperatures today through the weekend. Temperatures will reach the low 30s at 8,000’ and mid 20s at 9,000’ today, with winds remaining very light at the mid and low elevations. Even the upper elevation ridge lines will only have averages in the 10 to 15 mph range.
There were several skier triggered new snow slabs yesterday, large enough to take you for a ride. They averaged 50 - 150' wide, consisting of storm snow only, most running on the sun crusts beneath the new snow. The resorts triggered slightly larger slides with explosives. Small dry and wet loose sluffs also ran.
First photo: just south of Georges Bowl, Cardiff. Anne Perry photo
Second photo: Greaseball, Kessler. The slide ran about 1,000' in the continuously steep terrain.