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March madness continues over the region and a prolonged warm before the storm delivers overnight low temperatures that hover in the upper 30's. You want winds? Well, we got 'em and they're blowing in the 40's and 50's along the high ridges. Riding and turning conditions took a hard hit yesterday and the snow surface has been yanked all over the place. But don't let your cold snow heart be troubled... with a storm on the doorstep, take advantage of a down day, get your chores done, and tomorrow you'll be rewarded with a thin coat of white paint that'll soften the blow of a rapidly dwindling winter.
Expect thickening clouds with snow showers developing late this afternoon. High temperatures climb into the upper 40's and yes, southwest winds blowing to near 60 mph will be a nuisance along the high ridges.
Tonight's storm delivers a couple inches of snow and cooler temperatures. Look for a break in the action early Tuesday with another round of storminess and an additional 3"-6" of snow expected during the day. High pressure briefly moves in for Wednesday with the potential for another system on Thursday and unsettled weather slated to round out the work week.
Ouch... mud season has hit the trailheads. However, with a little hunting you can still find hot pow on upper elevation north facing slopes and I think a short-lived window of supportability exists on the sunny terrain, but it's gonna go fast today.
Trip reports and snowpack observations are found HERE.
Looking for real-time temps, snow, or wind? Click HERE and then on the "western Uinta" tab for western Uinta specific, weather station network.
No significant avy activity to report from yesterday, but the image above from Friday illustrates the type of avalanche dragon we're dealing with.