Are you snowpack curious... wondering how it went from Zero to Hero? Well then, you came to the right place! Please join me 6:00 next Monday, January 23rd at the Kimball Junction Library for a State of the Snowpack prezo. It's gonna be informative, educational, and quite possibly entertaining :)
Nowcast- A rather robust storm chugs along to the south of us, but we're not left totally high and dry as a trace, or perhaps even a couple traces of snow stacked up overnight. Under mostly cloudy skies, scattered snow showers linger over the eastern front and temperatures register in the single digits. Along the high ridges, east and northeast winds remain rather well-behaved, blowing just 5-10 mph. Mid week winds damaged our big, open alpine terrain, but sheltered slopes harbor excellent riding conditions.
Forecast- High pressure briefly visits northern Utah, delivering partly cloudy skies, as northeast winds blow 5-15 mph along the high peaks. Temperatures are gonna be cold with highs barely clawing their way into the low 20's while overnight lows crater into negative territory.
Futurecast- Another weak storm clips the northern half of the state for late Saturday into Sunday. Clear, dry, and cold for the upcoming week with little brush-bys slated every other day.
Mark describes how current snowpack depths are helping the pack turn the corner in the viddy above. This strongly aligns with reasoning to pull the plug on our problem child, the Persistent Weak Layer, which has plaguied us since late November... whew!
In addition, our main man Ted Scroggin, has an excellent observation and offers his usual keen insight from a recent Gold Hill stomp around.
Huge thanks for all the great obs streaming in from the eastern front. Detailed trip reports and recent obs are found HERE.
Other than a shallow wind drift or two, no significant avy activity to report. But a slew of Uinta avy obs are found HERE.