Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated May 19 @ 2:30 pm

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

May 19 @ 2:30 pm

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Current Conditions

At 2:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 45 degrees. Winds on Cardiff Peak are averaging 9 mph out of the south-southwest with gusts to 21. In the last 24 hours, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has decreased 4 inches. In the last week, the depth has decreased 14 inches.

Weather Forecast

The Cottonwood Canyon weather forecast for this afternoon is, "Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind around 12 mph." For tonight the forecast is, "Scattered snow showers after 9pm. Partly cloudy. Low around 31, with temperatures rising to around 33 overnight. West northwest wind 6 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent ."

News Alerts

Cottonwood Canyons

May 19 @ 2:30 pm

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

May 19 @ 1:12 pm

This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 45. West wind around 12 mph.


Tonight: Scattered snow showers after 9pm. Partly cloudy. Low around 31, with temperatures rising to around 33 overnight. West northwest wind 6 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Monday: A chance of snow showers before noon, then snow showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West northwest wind 6 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Monday Night: A chance of snow showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.


Tuesday: Snow showers likely before noon, then a chance of snow showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. West wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.


Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 46.


Wednesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30.


Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 37.


Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Friday: A slight chance of snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 39.


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


Saturday: A chance of snow showers before noon, then a chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 46.


Saturday Night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

May 19 @ 2:00 pm

24-Hour Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

May 19 @ 2:10 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

May 19 @ 1:00 pm

Current depth: 129"
Change in 12 hours: -3"
Change in 24 hours: -3"
Change in 48 hours: -5"

Current depth: 79"
Change in 12 hours: -2"
Change in 24 hours: -4"
Change in 48 hours: N/A
(Some depths questionable.)

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

May 19 @ 2:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

May 19 @ 1:00 pm

Current depth: 129"
Change in 1 week: -17"
Change in 2 weeks: -16"
Change in 4 weeks: N/A
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 79"
Change in 1 week: -14"
Change in 2 weeks: -14"
Change in 4 weeks: -14"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

NOAA Radar

May 19 @ 2:30 pm

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May 19

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