Sunday, April 17th is the last of our regularly scheduled daily forecasts for the western Uinta mountains. But, don't let your heart be troubled... I'll continue to update this page with intermittent forecasts if Mother Nature decides to keep the winter switch turned on.
This mornings high clouds are the leading edge of a stormy period slated to settle in over the area 'til about Wednesday. Meanwhile back at the ranch... temperatures bottom out in the teens and low 20's this morning and southwest winds blow in the 20's and 30's along the high ridges. Riding and turning conditions are a mixed bag with soft snow is short supply.
The graphic above lays out a timeline for the upcoming storm. Clouds thicken this morning and southwest winds ramp into the 40's and 50's as the day wares on. High temperatures crack into the upper 30's, but begin crashing as cold air filters into the region and light snow develops around suppertime. The storm kicks into gear and should begin stomping right around sunset with a foot of snow slated to stack up by early Tuesday.
Snow showers with much colder temperatures are on tap for Tuesday, continuing in that spirit for Wednesday morning and storm totals in the 10"-20" range seem reasonable.
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 Saturday 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.