I wanna thank everyone, especially Quinn Graves, for taking the time out of their busy lives to join me last night for our annual State of the Snowpack prezo hosted in partnership with Park City Pro Ski Patrol Association. The turnout was super solid, the energy amazing, and the vibe... one of community involvement and caring. Thanks for inviting me in your world... what a blast!
Nowcast- Last nights weak brush-by came and went whilst we slept, but had enough gusto to stack up an inch or two of low density snow across the range. Current temperatures are cold, but we're crepping our way out of the deep freeze and hover in the single digits and low teens. Northerly winds blowing in the 20's are more than just a nuisance, they're adding windchill that registers to -16 degrees along the ridges. The powder party is over in our big, open alpine terrain, as there is a bit of wind damage. However, don't let your heart be troubled... lose some elevation, seek out wind sheltered terrain, and you'll be rewarded with soft, creamy snow.
Forecast- Look for partly cloudy skies with high temperatures barely clawing their way into the low teens. North and northwest winds continue blowing in the 20's throughout the day, bumping into the 40's late this afternoon.
Futurecast- A northwest flow keeps weak storms in the queue with continued cold air and a few scattered snow showers continuing through midweek.
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.