Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated November 12 @ 4:25 pm

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Cottonwood Canyons

November 12 @ 4:25 pm

At 2:42 pm, @UACwasatch tweeted, "Beginning Tuesday November 13, Alta will be CLOSING to uphill traffic as they prepare the mountain for the season opening. Catherines Area via the Summer Road will remain open. instagram.com/utavy/p/BqGPJY"

Quick Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

November 12 @ 4:25 pm

Current Conditions

At 4:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 13 degrees. Winds near the top of Honeycomb Peak are averaging 3 mph out of the west-southwest with gusts to 6. In the last 12 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 2 inches. In the last 2 weeks, the depth has increased 5 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, no new snow is expected. The nighttime low temperature will be 18 degrees. And tomorrow, from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm, no new snow is expected. The daytime high temperature will be 38 degrees.

Avalanche Advisory

The Utah Avalanche Center's bottom-line avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Friday, November 9, says, "We are not issuing danger ratings with our forecasts at this time, but if there is enough snow to make turns or a slope is solid white - there is enough snow for avalanches. However, the greatest current hazard is hitting buried rocks, stumps, and downed timber. Ski resorts all have different uphill travel policies, so be sure to check the uphill policy of any ski resort before you plan on visiting. With no avalanche mitigation in place, closed ski areas are no different than the backcountry."

Temperature

Alta
Guard House

November 12 @ 4:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

November 12 @ 4:00 pm

Wind

Mount Baldy

November 12 @ 3:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

November 12 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

November 12 @ 4:00 pm

Current depth: 146"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: 0"
Change in 48 hours: N/A
(Many depths questionable.)

Current depth: 16"
Change in 12 hours: -2"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: 1"
(Many depths questionable.)

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

November 12 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

November 12 @ 4:00 pm

Current depth: 146"
Change in 1 week: 0"
Change in 2 weeks: 0"
Change in 4 weeks: 0"
(Many depths questionable.)

Current depth: 16"
Change in 1 week: 1"
Change in 2 weeks: 5"
Change in 4 weeks: 1"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

November 12 @ 4:10 pm

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24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

November 12 @ 1:56 pm

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

100% chance of
no new snow

100% chance of
no new snow

Cool northerly flow today will slowly give way to high pressure through midweek, resulting in a warming trend with continued dry weather.  

7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

November 12 @ 3:10 pm

This Afternoon: Sunny. High near 19, with temperatures falling to around 14 in the afternoon. Northwest wind around 10 mph.


Tonight: Clear. Low around 10, with temperatures rising to around 13 overnight. Wind chill values as low as -3. North wind 6 to 10 mph.


Tuesday: Sunny. High near 30, with temperatures falling to around 21 in the afternoon. North wind 2 to 6 mph.


Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North northeast wind 1 to 7 mph.


Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 34. North wind around 3 mph.


Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 34.


Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 19.


Friday: Sunny, with a high near 33.


Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.


Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 30.


Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 17.


Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 30.


Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 18.


Avalanche Advisory

Salt Lake

November 9 @ 5:52 pm

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Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalence
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November 12

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