Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated April 21 @ 8:50 am

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

April 21 @ 8:50 am

Current Conditions

At 8:00 am, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 33 degrees. Winds at the top of Brighton's Great Western chairlift are averaging 11 mph out of the south-southwest with gusts to 17. In the last 48 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 5 inches. In the last 4 weeks, the depth has decreased 9 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that today, from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm, there is a 70 percent chance of a trace to 2 inches of snow and a 30 percent chance of 3 to 5 inches. The daytime high temperature will be 49 degrees. And from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 70 percent chance of a trace to 2 inches of snow. The nighttime low temperature will be 30 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Sunday, April 21, says, "The avalanche danger is MODERATE at the upper elevation northeast through easterly facing terrain for shallow wind drifted snow. There is also a MODERATE danger for shallow, wet snow sluffs on all steep mid and upper elevation terrain. The rain snow line will stay between 8000 feet-9000 feet for the day. Any period of strong sunshine can make the new snow unstable in a matter of minutes. Keep an eye on the new snow to see how wet and heavy it's becoming as it heats throughout the day."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 21 @ 2:36 am

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

70% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

(0.1" to 0.3" of H2O)

30% chance of
3 to 5 inches

(0.4" to 0.6" of H2O)

70% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

30% chance of
no new snow

A mild Pacific storm system will slowly move through the area today through tonight bringing periods of rain and snow, along with cooler temperatures. 

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

April 21 @ 5:25 am

Moderate Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

April 21 @ 8:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 21 @ 8:00 am

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

April 21 @ 8:00 am

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 21 @ 8:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 21 @ 8:00 am

Current depth: 163"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -3"
Change in 48 hours: -7"

Current depth: 127"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: -5"

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 21 @ 7:00 am

Brighton's Crest

April 21 @ 8:00 am

Current depth: 163"
Change in 1 week: -10"
Change in 2 weeks: 11"
Change in 4 weeks: 5"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 127"
Change in 1 week: -6"
Change in 2 weeks: 1"
Change in 4 weeks: -9"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

April 21 @ 8:50 am

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 21 @ 6:14 am

Today: A slight chance of thunderstorms and rain and snow showers. Cloudy. High near 39, with temperatures falling to around 31 in the afternoon. Southwest wind 5 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


Tonight: Snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind 1 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Monday: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North wind 5 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Monday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. East northeast wind 3 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 45. North wind 7 to 10 mph.


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


Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 48.


Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 50.


Thursday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.


Friday: A chance of rain showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.


Friday Night: A chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.


Saturday: A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.


Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.


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Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalence
(Brighton)

April 21

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