Mother nature did not disappoint this weekend, dumping over 2 feet in favored areas! Snowbird is reporting 25” in the past 48 hours, Alta 20”, Brighton 18”, Park City 11”, and Sundance 10”. Deep powder, cold temperatures, and increasingly sunny skies should make for a great few days of skiing in the Wasatch. Note that higher elevations currently pose “considerable” avalanche danger; see utahavalanchecenter.org.
Scattered flurries are possible Monday, but expect clearer skies otherwise. Resort temperatures will remain relatively cold through Tuesday, warming to near-freezing for the remainder of the week as warmer air advects into the region. This will set up a valley inversion, but it (fortunately) won’t be long until our next storm.
Strong upper-level forcing and ample moisture produce a high probability of precipitation from Friday night through Monday. This system will finish exceptionally cold, dropping ridge-level temperatures to around 0F by Monday. I’ll hold off on snowfall totals for now, but both the EC and GFS suggest well over a foot of snow through this period. Check back for updates and predicted totals as this storm approaches.