Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated April 22 @ 5:50 am

Temperature

Alta
Guard House

April 22 @ 5:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 22 @ 5:00 am

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Guard House Data

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Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

April 22 @ 5:00 am

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48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 22 @ 5:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 22 @ 5:00 am

Current depth: 98"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -4"
Change in 48 hours: -5"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 75"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: -1"

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30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 22 @ 5:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 22 @ 5:00 am

Current depth: 98"
Change in 1 week: -2"
Change in 2 weeks: 3"
Change in 4 weeks: 3"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 75"
Change in 1 week: -2"
Change in 2 weeks: -3"
Change in 4 weeks: -5"
(Many depths questionable.)

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Radar

April 22 @ 5:50 am

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24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 3:12 am

5:00 am - 5:00 pm5:00 pm - 5:00 am

90% chance of
no new snow

10% chance of
a trace

70% chance of
no new snow

30% chance of
a trace to .5 inches

Dry and warm conditions will remain in place under high pressure today. The airmass will destabilize a bit this afternoon which could allow some cumulus to build up and a small chance of showers. ... 

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 1:06 am

Overnight: Clear, with a low around 31. North northeast wind around 8 mph.


Sunday: A slight chance of rain showers after 6pm. Mostly sunny. High near 47, with temperatures falling to around 44 in the afternoon. North northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Sunday Night: A slight chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West southwest wind 6 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Monday: A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West northwest wind 12 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Monday Night: A slight chance of thunderstorms and a chance of rain and snow showers before 6pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 23. North northwest wind 8 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 40.


Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26.


Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 44.


Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 45.


Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 6am. Mostly clear, with a low around 31.


Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 48.


Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Saturday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 48.


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Avalanche Advisory

Salt Lake

April 17 @ 7:06 pm

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Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 5:50 am

Current Conditions

At 5:00 am, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 31 degrees. Winds at the top of Brighton's Great Western chairlift are averaging 10 mph out of the northeast with gusts to 15. In the last 24 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 2 inches. In the last 4 weeks, the depth has decreased 5 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that today, from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm, there is a 10 percent chance of a trace. The daytime high temperature will be 55 degrees. And from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 30 percent chance of a trace. The nighttime low temperature will be 35 degrees.

Avalanche Advisory

The Utah Avalanche Center's bottom-line avalanche advisory for the Salt Lake area on Tuesday, April 17, says, "Tuesday's 10-15 inches of low-density storm snow will be easily transported by the west/northwest winds, created pockets of wind slabs along the upper elevation ridgelines. These drifts will generally be found on slopes with an easterly component, although cross-loading on all aspects is possible. Sunshine and warming temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will create wet loose avalanches on aspects facing east through south through west, as well as north aspects at low and mid elevations. North aspects at the upper elevations should initially be spared from the warming, but warm temperatures and increasing clouds on Thursday may create greenhousing where upper elevation north aspects may also become wet. The ice crust under Tuesday's snow may be a greater hazard in steep terrain by creating "slide-for-life" conditions. Regular avalanche forecasts with avalanche danger ratings have ended. We will issue intermittent updates for the Salt Lake mountains through the end of April everytime it snows. We will continue to post all observations so please keep sending those in."

Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalence
(Brighton)

April 22

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