Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated April 22 @ 4:50 am

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 4:50 am

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Current Conditions

Happy Earth Day! At 3:00 am, the temperature near the top of Solitude's Powderhorn chairlift was 24 degrees. Winds near Guardsman's Pass are averaging 8 mph out of the west-southwest with gusts to 11. In the last 12 hours, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has decreased 1 inch. In the last 4 weeks, the depth has decreased 16 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that today, from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm, no new snow is expected. The daytime high temperature will be 43 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 27 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Tuesday, April 20, says, "Regular avalanche forecasts with avalanche danger ratings have ended and we will no longer be updating this page. We will continue to post all observations so please keep submitting them as you get out in the mountains. During the spring we typically deal with three different avalanche problems: 1. Wet snow: Wet loose avalanches, wet slab avalanches, and lastly glide avalanches. 2. New snow: New storm snow instability as soft slab avalanches as well as loose dry avalanches. 3. Wind Drifted Snow: Wind slabs - soft or hard drifts of wind blown snow."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 3:22 am

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

100% chance of
no new snow

70% chance of
no new snow

30% chance of
a trace to 1 inch

Generally dry conditions are expected today before the next weak trough brings spotty light snow showers back the the area late tonight through tomorrow morning with little if any accumulations. 

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

April 20 @ 11:49 am

No Rating Specified

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

April 22 @ 4:00 am

Solitude's Powderhorn

April 22 @ 3:00 am

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

April 22 @ 4:00 am

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 22 @ 4:00 am

Solitude's Summit

April 22 @ 3:00 am

Current depth: 99"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: 1"

Current depth: 68"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: N/A
(Some depths questionable.)

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 22 @ 4:00 am

Solitude's Summit

April 22 @ 3:00 am

Current depth: 99"
Change in 1 week: -11"
Change in 2 weeks: 4"
Change in 4 weeks: -14"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 68"
Change in 1 week: -13"
Change in 2 weeks: 3"
Change in 4 weeks: -16"
(Some depths questionable.)

7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 22 @ 3:15 am

Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West northwest wind around 7 mph.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.


Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers after 3am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Friday: A chance of snow showers before noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25. West southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.


Saturday: A chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Sunday Night: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 27. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.


Monday: Snow showers. Cloudy, with a high near 30. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.


Monday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Tuesday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30.


Tuesday Night: A slight chance of snow showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.


Wednesday: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.


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