A Deep Day

Posted Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by Peter Veals

If you didn’t decide to take a sick day today to go skiing or you didn’t see all the usual instagram posts of people plowing through powder with their GoPros mounted on a ski pole…today was a surprisingly deep powder day. Snowfall totals were generally 12-18″ in the Cottonwoods, 6-12″ on the Park City side, and ~6″ at Snowbasin. A nice little sample of the action:

Short Term

It was a coldddd one today (ridgetop temp in the single digits), and it will gradually warm up Friday and Saturday with the sun coming out and warmer air working into the region. Expect partly sunny skies both days, with the wind increasing on Saturday. Sunday the winds increase further and the clouds thicken as our next storm moves in.

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Time-height cross section from the GFS model for Salt Lake City. Note the warmup over the weekend, with the cold storm moving in early next week!

Long Term

The storm looks like it will impact us sometime on Sunday, lasting into late Monday or early Tuesday. Too early for snowfall totals but the temperatures look to be as cold or colder than today’s storm, which would be quite chilly.

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