Winter's not stopping, and neither are we! More snow = more forecasts through April 21st. We'll be doing early morning online forecasts for Ogden, Salt Lake and Provo most days this week, and definitely on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of Easter weekend (April 19-21). Check the Bottom Line each day for the time of the next up date. We will continue posting observations every day this week.
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.
The warm, spring storm moved on, leaving behind one to two feet of dense snow in upper Big and Little Cottonwood, and about a foot of settled snow along the Park City ridgeline. The rain/snow line finally lowering to about 7,500’ yesterday. The snow contains about 1.5 to 2.5” of water. Temperatures have cooled into the teens at 10,000’ and low to mid twenties at 7,000 to 9,000’. The northwesterly winds are light - averaging 5 to 10 mph at all but the highest peaks, which are averaging 20 to 25 mph.
Today: Sunshine!! Skies will be mostly clear today, with occasional puffy cumulus moving through. Temperatures will warm into the low 40s at 9,000’ and low 30s at 10,000’. Northwesterly winds will remain light, averaging less than 15 mph, with speeds across the high alpine ridgelines just a tad stronger at 20 to 25 mph. Most snow surfaces will be crusted early this morning, rapidly becoming wet with daytime heating. Any window of cold, dry snow at the very highest elevations will be short lived.