Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated December 10 @ 4:08 pm

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Cottonwood Canyons

December 10 @ 4:08 pm

Current Conditions

At 3:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 30 degrees. Winds at the top of Brighton's Great Western chairlift are averaging 20 mph out of the southwest with gusts to 37. In the last 48 hours, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has decreased 2 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 36 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 19 degrees.

Avalanche Advisory

The Utah Avalanche Center's bottom-line avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Monday, December 10, says, "The avalanche danger today is MODERATE on upper elevation slopes facing west through southeast, and on mid elevation northwest through east facing terrain. Deadly slab avalanches are possible 2-4 feet deep on a persistent weak layer near the ground in this terrain. A skier triggered slide on Saturday illustrates this possibility. Also, watch for a few areas with wind drifted snow where small wind slab avalanches could occur. All other slopes have a LOW danger."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

December 10 @ 3:26 am

5:00 am - 5:00 pm5:00 pm - 5:00 am

100% chance of
no new snow

70% chance of
no new snow

30% chance of
a trace to 1 inch

High pressure will shift east of the area today allowing for an increase in southwest flow. ... 

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

December 10 @ 6:38 am

Moderate Hazard

Temperature

Alta
Guard House

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Current depth: 41"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: -2"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 41"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: -2"

Radar

December 10 @ 3:50 pm

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

December 10 @ 3:30 pm

This Afternoon: Partly sunny. High near 29, with temperatures falling to around 22 in the afternoon. South wind around 18 mph.


Tonight: A slight chance of snow after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Southwest wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Tuesday: A slight chance of snow before 11am. Partly sunny. High near 25, with temperatures falling to around 18 in the afternoon. West southwest wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Tuesday Night: Snow showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -1. West southwest wind 7 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.


Wednesday: Snow showers before 11am, then snow between 11am and 5pm, then snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 21. West wind 21 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.


Wednesday Night: Snow showers likely before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around -6. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.


Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 23.


Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 13.


Friday: A slight chance of snow showers after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.


Friday Night: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 26.


Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16.


Sunday: A slight chance of snow showers after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 31.


Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.


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