TL;DR: If you didn’t get enough of the powder during this weekend’s storm cycle, you’re in luck. Fresh snow is on tap tomorrow through Wednesday.
Nowcast: Happy Valentine’s Day! Another 12 inches of the good stuff fell at Alta overnight, bringing the storm total since Thursday up to 34 inches at Alta-Collins. Brighton and Solitude racked up another 8 and 7 inches respectively since the lifts stopped spinning yesterday. The storm total for Brighton Crest is up to 32 inches since Thursday. Conditions have since dried out this morning across the Cottonwoods, with brief periods of light snow throughout the day.
Short term: Thankfully, Mother Nature is not done with us just yet. While no more significant snowfall is expected today, another storm is expected to pass through tomorrow. Heavier snow showers will begin mid-morning tomorrow as low-level flow briefly shifts to the southwest. Northwest flow will return again in the evening, but high moisture availability will allow orographic precipitation to continue beyond the storm passage into Wednesday.
The dynamics of this storm will generally favor the central Wasatch, with higher snow totals expected in the Cottonwoods. Snowfall totals of 10-12 inches are expected through midnight tomorrow. Beyond Monday night, snowfall totals are uncertain.
Long term: Unfavorable conditions are expected on Thursday and Friday of this week as a ridge currently over the eastern Pacific shifts into the southwest US. However, the GFS and Euro models are both suggesting the possibility for another storm next weekend. Stay tuned!