I went for a run in the foothills this morning, and I took a completely snow-free route that I did in May 2014, when I was dodging snow patches. What is already the warmest winter on record at Salt Lake City continues to become more and more of an outlier…at least we can say we’ve all now witnessed a truly extraordinary weather event, right? I’ll take that as a consolation prize for surviving this ski season.
The weather will be warm and gorgeous again tomorrow (Saturday), with mostly sunny skies and lights winds. Sunday will be slightly cooler, with a few clouds around, so I’m gonna call Saturday the best day to ski. It looks like we’ll get brushed by a “storm” beginning late Monday and lasting into Wednesday, but don’t hold your breath on this one. There is a decent chance that most of the lift and moisture associated with the shortwave troughs will stay to our north, leaving us with nothing but a dusting. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the details as it gets closer. Unless this storm starts to look particularly juicy (which I don’t anticipate), the best skiing in the next 5 days will be Saturday…temps will cool down on Monday and things will be pretty icy.
The long range looks great of you love sun and warmth! Not so much if you still want to be skiing in a month. Confidence is fairly high that beginning late next week we will be very warm once again. I don’t know about you, but I plan to bust out the spring skiing costume fairly soon…if you see a giraffe skiing in the Cottonwoods, come say hi!