Today, 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... we'll continue to update this page with intermittent avy and weather updates along with trip reports and obs, as long as Mother Nature keeps the winter switch turned on.
Yesterdays storm was a quick hitter, delivering 4" of snow with .30 H2O. Clouds drape our mountains and temperatures generally register in the mid to upper 20's with a few trailheads hovering right around freezing. West and southwest winds blew in the 40's for most of Saturday and tapered slightly right around 01:00 this morning, but are still obnoxious along the ridges where they average 30 mph. A little shot o' snow goes along way and I think you'll find excellent, cold shallow cream in mid and upper elevation wind sheltered terrain.
Clouds thin out as the day wares on and temperatures climb into the upper 30's. West and southwest winds begin decreasing in the next couple hours and should blow in the 20's and 30's by days end. Overnight lows under clearing skies dip into the mid 20's.
Dry and warming through the early portion of the week, with a little storm on tap for late Tuesday. A better shot of snow is slated to roll in around Thursday.
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.
Holy Moffit! Yesterday, Ted spotted this slide on a heavily wind loaded slope near the saddle of Moffit Peak, most likely triggered from a cornice fall late Monday or Tuesday. Breaking 8' deep, 150' wide, and running about 500' vertically, this slide is a bit of an outlier, but an impressive piece of snow none-the-less that could definitely ruin your day. More info found HERE
No other avalanche activity to report.
An archive of recent slides is found HERE.