Yesterday's mostly dry cold front lived up to its name and its expectations, delivering a couple traces of snow whilst over-achieving in the cold air department. With mostly clear skies over the region, temperatures crashed into the teens and single digits overnight, which is nearly 20 degrees colder than at this time yesterday morning. West and northwest winds blow 30-50 mph near the high ridges, creating a wind chill that registers to -22 degrees. The corn harvest is gonna be a bit slow to come on today as the snowpack is locked up and rock hard this morning, but will soften on sunny slopes later in the day as strong spring sunshine works its magic.
Expect a beautifully crisp day with mostly sunny skies and temperatures barely climbing into the low 30's. Gusty northwest winds blow in the 50's this morning along the high ridges, but mellow as the day progresses. Overnight lows dip into the teens.
The band plugs into a stack of Marshall Amps and takes center stage with a good looking storm slated to to kick off a multi-day gig. Strong winds develop Monday with snow showers likely by early afternoon. The storm kicks into gear Monday night and hits its stride Tuesday, delivering a solid shot of snow lingering into Wednesday. Storm totals in the 10"-20" range by Thursday seem reasonable. The graphic above illustrates the timing and setlist.
Andy and I grabbed the Are You Beeping sign and Beacon Park from Nobletts Friday and found a lot of pavement between the Road Closed sign and contiguous strips of ridable snow.
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.
Ted was on the east side of the range yesterday near Whiskey Creek
. He found this wet sluff that dribbled out of a steep, rock chute and entrained a healthy dose of snow as it fanned out on the slope below.
No other significant avalanche activity to report.
An archive of recent slides is found HERE.