Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated April 6 @ 3:20 pm

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

April 6 @ 3:20 pm

Current Conditions

At 3:00 pm, 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 20 mph out of the west-southwest with gusts to 46. In the last 24 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 14 inches. In the last 3 weeks, the depth has increased 15 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is an 80 percent chance of a trace to 1 inch of snow and a 20 percent chance of 2 to 3 inches. The nighttime low temperature will be 28 degrees. And tomorrow, from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm, there is a 70 percent chance of a trace to 2 inches of snow. The daytime high temperature will be 45 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Monday, April 6, says, "The main issue today will be soft slab avalanches of wind drifted snow at upper elevations. Strong south winds blew yesterday and are continuing today. For this reason, the avalanche danger at upper elevations is MODERATE. The avalanche danger at mid and low elevations is LOW. HEADS UP - The avalanche danger could rise if any significant amount of rain occurs. The snow is already damp. Rain would make it loose cohesion and cause loose wet avalanches to occur. These slides may not be large but would be a bigger problem in confined terrain like gullies or creek bottoms."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 6 @ 2:55 pm

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

80% chance of
a trace to 1 inch

20% chance of
2 to 3 inches

(0.2" to 0.35" of H2O)

70% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

30% chance of
no new snow

The moist southwesterly flow in place will maintain convective snow showers through this evening prior to tapering overnight under partially clearing skies. ... 

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

April 6 @ 6:18 am

Moderate Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

April 6 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

April 6 @ 3:00 pm

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

April 6 @ 3:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 6 @ 2:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

April 6 @ 3:00 pm

Current depth: 136"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: N/A

Current depth: 106"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: -14"
Change in 48 hours: 5"

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 6 @ 2:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

April 6 @ 2:00 pm

Current depth: 136"
Change in 1 week: -2"
Change in 2 weeks: 10"
Change in 4 weeks: 12"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 106"
Change in 1 week: 0"
Change in 2 weeks: 11"
Change in 4 weeks: 13"
(Some depths questionable.)

7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 6 @ 9:45 am

This Afternoon: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy. High near 37, with temperatures falling to around 34 in the afternoon. South southwest wind around 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Tonight: Snow showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. South southwest wind 14 to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Tuesday: A chance of snow showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. South southwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. South wind around 14 mph.


Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 44. North northeast wind 7 to 13 mph.


Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Thursday: A chance of snow showers after noon. Sunny, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


Thursday Night: A slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.


Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.


Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.


Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.


Saturday Night: A slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.


Sunday: A chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 34.


Sunday Night: A chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.


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April 6

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