Despite only getting a couple inches Friday night conditions are still quite good on the mountain (at least in the Cottonwoods). The snow’s skiing well on and off groomed trails for the most part. I’d imagine conditions have been solid in the far northern Wasatch (Beaver Mountain) as well with over 5 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours.
Looking ahead, we’re currently stuck in a pattern of large scale ridging with several embedded WEAK disturbances or shortwave troughs “rounding the top of the ridge” (and primarily just grazing Northern Utah). A weak shortwave is moving across Idaho and far Northern Utah tonight. Based on radar trends Beaver Mountain will probably get a dusting and possibly even areas slightly farther south. Regardless, though, no substantial accumulations are expected. A slightly stronger shortwave trough will move through the region overnight Sunday and through Monday. Accumulations with this subsequent trough also look fairly minimal in Northern Utah. The far North will once again do better with a few inches of snow expected. We might be able to squeeze out an inch or 2 farther south in the Cottonwoods but don’t expect much. If you want some good powder skiing go north.. resorts up near Jackson Hole will do quite well with totals likely over a FOOT. Although these disturbances are weak and not contributing much towards the snowpack in Utah, at the very least they’re helping mix out valley inversions.
Looking longer term another shortwave trough will move through Utah around Wednesday, however, things also look dry with this feature at this time, and it’ll likely just cool things down / mix out inversions. Right now the models aren’t indicating any kind of big storms in the next 7 days. For those grasping at anything, a few ensemble members indicate a potential trough and precip late next week.