Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated December 1 @ 4:35 pm

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

December 1 @ 4:35 pm

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Current Conditions

At 4:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 27 degrees. Winds on Reynolds Peak are averaging 30 mph out of the south-southwest with gusts to 48. In the last 24 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 151 inches. In the last 4 weeks, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has increased 20 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 70 percent chance of 7 to 14 inches of snow and a 30 percent chance of 15 to 20 inches. The nighttime low temperature will be 15 degrees. And tomorrow, from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm, there is a 90 percent chance of 2 to 5 inches of snow and a 10 percent chance of 6 to 9 inches. The daytime high temperature will be 15 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Thursday, December 1, says, "It's all about the wind today. Very strong winds from the south blew all day yesterday transporting snow and forming hard slabs of wind drifted snow. These winds have created dangerous avalanche conditions at upper elevations where the danger is CONSIDERABLE. Mid and low elevations have been affected by strong winds as well and have a MODERATE avalanche danger with heightened avalanche conditions on slopes loaded by the south winds. HEADS UP - It is time to step back. There is a widespread persistent weak layer buried under Tuesday's new snow. Winds have been relentless. There is another major storm coming tonight, and more snow likely on Sunday/Monday."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

December 1 @ 2:05 pm

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

70% chance of
7 to 14 inches

(0.6" to 1.1" of H2O)

30% chance of
15 to 20 inches

(1.2" to 1.35" of H2O)

90% chance of
2 to 5 inches

(0.15" to 0.25" of H2O)

10% chance of
6 to 9 inches

(0.3" to 0.4" of H2O)

Winds continue to batter both exposed ridgelines and more sheltered terrain at mid elevations this afternoon with an intense low-level jet set up ahead of the incoming storm. ... 

7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

December 1 @ 4:07 pm

This Afternoon: A chance of snow after 5pm. Cloudy. High near 28, with temperatures falling to around 23 in the afternoon. South southwest wind around 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.


Tonight: Snow. Cloudy. Low around 9, with temperatures rising to around 13 overnight. Wind chill values as low as -9. West southwest wind 32 to 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 14 to 20 inches possible.


Friday: Snow likely before 11am. Partly sunny. High near 12, with temperatures falling to around 10 in the afternoon. Wind chill values as low as -14. West wind 14 to 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.


Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 6. Wind chill values as low as -10. South southwest wind 14 to 18 mph.


Saturday: A chance of snow after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24. South southwest wind 14 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.


Saturday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.


Sunday: Snow. Cloudy, with a high near 25. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.


Sunday Night: Snow. Cloudy, with a low around 18. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.


Monday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.


Monday Night: A slight chance of snow before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9.


Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 15.


Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 15.


Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7.


Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

December 1 @ 5:42 am

Considerable Hazard

Temperature

Top of Collins

December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

December 1 @ 4:00 pm

24-Hour Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

December 1 @ 4:10 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Current depth: 56"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: -5"

Current depth: 54"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -151"
Change in 48 hours: N/A
(Some depths questionable.)

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

December 1 @ 4:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

December 1 @ 3:00 pm

Current depth: 56"
Change in 1 week: 7"
Change in 2 weeks: 6"
Change in 4 weeks: 28"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 44"
Change in 1 week: 6"
Change in 2 weeks: 4"
Change in 4 weeks: 20"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

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December 1 @ 4:35 pm

Avalanche Rescue

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Snow Water Equivalents
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December 1

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