Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated January 23 @ 10:31 pm

News Alerts

Cottonwood Canyons

January 23 @ 10:30 pm

At 8:04 pm, @CanyonAlerts tweeted, "Both Canyons 4x4 or chains required 8:00pm"

At 7:02 pm, @AltaCentral tweeted, "SR-210 4WD or Chains required"

At 4:38 pm, @UDOTavy tweeted, "LCC Backcountry closure 10pm Wed January 23. North side from Gate B through Grizzly Gulch. White Pine TH south of LCC Creek OK. Estimated opening 8am Thur Jan 24. pic.twitter.com/IpMJpLR9nH"

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

January 23 @ 10:31 pm

Current Conditions

At 10:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 17 degrees. Winds at the top of Brighton's Great Western chairlift are averaging 14 mph out of the north-northwest with gusts to 33. In the last 48 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 4 inches. In the last 4 weeks, the depth has increased 37 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 90 percent chance of 4 to 8 inches of snow and a 10 percent chance of 9 to 11 inches. The nighttime low temperature will be 16 degrees. And tomorrow, from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm, there is an 80 percent chance of a trace to 2 inches of snow and a 20 percent chance of 3 to 4 inches. The daytime high temperature will be 26 degrees.

Total snowfall of 6 to 10 inches is forecast for the current storm which began at approximately 11 am today and is forecast to end at noon tomorrow. Total water in this storm is expected to be 0.4 to 0.8 inches.

Avalanche Advisory

The Utah Avalanche Center's bottom-line avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Wednesday, January 23, says, "Today wind drifting is the main issue. With increasing winds today plus more snow this afternoon, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE at mid and upper elevations. Low elevations have a MODERATE danger. Avoid wind loaded slopes and you'll avoid most avalanches. With such a huge load of snow over the last week, the possibility remains for slides to break deeper in the snowpack. These avalanches are not likely and would be hard to trigger, but this possibility means it's worth giving the snowpack more time to stabilize."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

January 23 @ 2:20 pm

5:00 pm - 5:00 am5:00 am - 5:00 pm

90% chance of
4 to 8 inches

(0.25" to 0.6" of H2O)

10% chance of
9 to 11 inches

(0.61" to 0.75" of H2O)

80% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

20% chance of
3 to 4 inches

(0.14" to 0.3" of H2O)

...Winter Weather Advisory in Effect through 5am Thursday...A progressive short wave will cross northern Utah tonight prior to moving ... Total snowfall of 6 to 10 inches is forecast for the current storm which began at approximately 11 am today and is forecast to ...

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

January 23 @ 6:52 am

Considerable Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Current depth: 99"
Change in 12 hours: 2"
Change in 24 hours: 0"
Change in 48 hours: -4"

Current depth: 90"
Change in 12 hours: 1"
Change in 24 hours: 0"
Change in 48 hours: -4"
(Some depths questionable.)

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

January 23 @ 10:00 pm

Current depth: 99"
Change in 1 week: 30"
Change in 2 weeks: 32"
Change in 4 weeks: 46"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 90"
Change in 1 week: 18"
Change in 2 weeks: 23"
Change in 4 weeks: 37"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

January 23 @ 10:30 pm

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

January 23 @ 10:11 pm

Tonight: Snow showers before 5am, then snow. Cloudy. Low around 10, with temperatures rising to around 17 overnight. West northwest wind 13 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.


Thursday: Snow before 11am, then a chance of snow showers between 11am and 5pm. Partly sunny. High near 18, with temperatures falling to around 13 in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -5. West northwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Friday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 22. Wind chill values as low as -7. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Northwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 24.


Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.


Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.


Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.


Monday: A chance of snow showers before 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.


Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 2.


Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 18.


Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 7.


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21.


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Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalence
(Brighton)

January 23

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