Nowcast- Cold, unsettled air ushered in a band of low density snow overnight, delivering a thin coat of white paint to the Uinta zone. High clouds drift through the area early this morning and man it's crisp, with temperatures hovering right around zero. Northerly winds blowing 20-30 mph are every bit as obnoxious as yesterday, adding an waste of weather insult to injury bite to the air. Riding and turning conditions have taken a bit of a hit and there's lots of bottom feeding in the alpine. However, lose some elevation and steer your snow riding rig to low angle, wind sheltered terrain and you'll be rewarded with soft, creamy snow.
Forecast- Expect partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer temperatures, but we're still stuck in the deep freeze with daytime highs only reaching into the low 20's. Finger numbing northerly winds blow in the 30's near the high peaks.
Futurecast- More organized storminess materializes to round out the work week. Look for increasing clouds late Friday with a shallow refresh overnight and 3"-5" of snow to kick off the weekend. On again, off again snow showers are expected through the weekend. A better shot of snow evolves for early next week.
A spectacular image from a recent stomp about on the east side of the range. Click HERE
for a great trip report from Henry's Fork.
Huge thanks for all the great obs streaming in from the eastern front. Detailed trip reports and recent obs are found HERE.
No significant recent avalanche activity to report. However, if ya wanna geek out, click HERE
to track this years slide activity throughout the range.