Late Night Push to Finish this System

Posted Friday, November 29th, 2019 by Kevin Dougherty

TL;DR: Snow continues through tonight with additional 10-15″ in the Cottonwoods, Snowbasin and Powder Mountain and 5-10″ at Park City and Canyons.

Opening day for the remaining resorts in the Cottonwoods has arrived and it could not be a better start! As I am back on the east coast for Thanksgiving, I’m anxiously awaiting to get back to Utah to enjoy all of this powder.

Little Cottonwood seems to be the winner of this system with Alta receiving almost 30″ in the past 24 hours with the other Cottonwood resorts receiving 15-20″ in 24 hours.

Currently, the heaviest snowfall is happening over the greater Salt Lake area, including in the valley. The snow should continue in the valley until early this evening as the storm pushes eastward. Meanwhile, the snow will continue to linger in the Wasatch Front for several more hours through the night.

HRRR model forecast through 11pm tonight. (Via Tropical Tidbits)

Through this evening, ensembles are showing an average of roughly 10-15″ for the windward side of the Wasatch resorts and 5-10″ for the leeward side resorts. Check out what the ensembles are saying about your favorite resort in the link below this image.

Ensembles showing roughly 15 more inches through the rest of the night at Alta (via weather.utah.edu)

After this last burst of snowfall through this evening, the rest of the weekend will remain dry as a weak ridge pushes in over the weekend. Our next chance of snow looks to come around mid-week next week, but will definitely not be as impressive as this current system. A way-too-far forecast shows a chance of system moving in next weekend as well. Stay tuned through the week to get the latest forecasts. Tweet us your opening weekend shenanigans on the mountain and I’ll see you guys out there Sunday!

-Kevin

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