Looking to get out of the house... want a distraction from Sundance... or are you just straight-up snowpack curious and wondering how the Persistent Weak Layer went from Zero to Hero? Well then, you came to the right place! Please join me 6:00 Monday, January 23rd in Park City at the Kimball Junction Library for a State of the Snowpack prezo. It's gonna be informative, educational, and quite possibly entertaining :)
Nowcast- Just and inch of snow piled up yesterday, but skies cleared overnight and temperatures began their free fall right around 8:00, quickly cratering into the single digits where they rest early this morning. I thought we might escape the snow damaging winds, but dang... easterly winds finally increased into the 30's and 40's right after dinnertime, though are slowly tapering into the mid 20's at o'dark thirty. The powder party is over in our big, open alpine terrain, but lose some elevation, seek out wind sheltered terrain, and you'll be rewarded with soft, creamy snow.
Forecast- Look for mostly sunny skies with high temperatures barely clawing their way into the low teens. East and northeast winds continue to mellow out and average in the teens and low 20's as the day progresses.
Futurecast- A weak brush-by delivers cold air and a few scattered snow showers for Tuesday with that trend continuing through midweek.
Not exactly Mavericks, but that's ok.. I found some legit tube time Saturday none-the-less.
Ted was near Whiskey Creek yesterday taking advantage of outstanding riding conditions. His take on things found HERE.
Also, I'm super stoked to see Trevor Katz great ob and insight from the south half of the range near Tut Creek.
Nice work man... thanks for the beta!
Huge thanks for all the great obs streaming in from the eastern front. Detailed trip reports and recent obs are found HERE.
Saturday, I found a shallow wind drift or two in the north half of the range
, while John Climaco found similar wind loading patterns on the south half of the range near Currant Creek
. No other significant avy activity to report. But a slew of Uinta avy obs are found HERE.
Snow-Pro, mentor to countless avalanche professionals, all around amazing person, and always keen to rally... Bill Nalli, has a keen eye for all things avalanche and spotted a rather significant, week old slide in Upper Moffit Basin. Deets are found HERE.