Cold and Clear

Posted Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 by Jackson Sponaugle

TL;DR.  The previous storm system leaves a very cold air mass, making it unlikely for mountain temperatures to reach above 20 today. An active pattern continues through the rest of this week bringing another storm into the area tomorrow afternoon.

Cold Morning Temperatures (

Nowcast: Today will be mostly sunny with light winds and windchill bringing mountain temperatures into the single digits. Snow totals in the mountains are somewhat disappointing, considering I had more snow on my car this morning in the valley. Snowbird is reporting the highest total of the major ski resorts with 12 inches in the past 24 hours, followed by Alta reporting its storm total of 8 inches and Park City with 4 inches. 

Current Alta Cam (

Short-Term Forecast: Tomorrow, increasing winds aloft will bring another storm system with slightly warmer air into the area. The shift to warming air aloft leaves the possibility for denser snowpack. The mountains will likely see light snow accumulations by late afternoon tomorrow. The storm is expected to increase percip rates through the night and continue into Thursday. Snow totals are expected to be around 1-2 inches by Thursday and another 1-3 by Friday.  

Long-Term Forecast: An active pattern will persist through the rest of the work week as a lingering trough moves into Utah tomorrow. Warmer and drier conditions are expected to follow, which makes me super stoked for the weekend skiing conditions. 


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