A last gasp of the storm in the wee hours last night boosted the storm total snowfall to 10 inches at Alta and Snowbird. Brighton and Solitude were just a few inches behind. The Park City side didn’t get much, with 1-5 inches reported. I would expect that only at high elevation in the upper Cottonwoods might there beenough snow to stay off the underlying crust. Anything not high and north facing will likely be crusty tomorrow.
Conditions this weekend look marginal with a trough brushing by to the north. Some wind, some clouds, no new snow. The high elevation areas might have a tough time softening up on Saturday.
While I wish I could share Matt L’s optimism on the trough coming in next Tuesday, it looks like it might bring alot more wind and dust than snow. There could indeed be a really nice cold frontal passage, but only a true weather nerd will appreciate that. My best guess right now is that we would see at most 10 inches, with much less on the Park City side. A significant caveat with snow amountsis that with temperatures as cold behind the front as current model have them, lake-effect snow is a possibility. A with lake-effect we often can’t forecast it well 2 hourse before it starts, let alone 6 days.
In other news, only 3 of 10 long-term snow measurement stations in the Wasatch are NOT at a record low snowpack. Alta looks very likely to set a record for the worst snow season on record there. Hey, a bad year in Utah is still better than a good year almost anywhere else!