Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated April 17 @ 12:51 pm

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

April 17 @ 12:51 pm

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Current Conditions

At 12:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 34 degrees. Winds on Cardiff Peak are averaging 8 mph out of the southwest with gusts to 18. In the last 36 hours, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has decreased 3 inches. In the last 2 weeks, the depth has decreased 11 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that today, from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm, there is a 90 percent chance of 0 to a half inch of snow and a 10 percent chance of a half to 1 inch. The daytime high temperature will be 45 degrees. And from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 90 percent chance of a trace of snow and a 10 percent chance of a trace to a half inch. The nighttime low temperature will be 22 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Tuesday, April 16, says, "Thank you for a great season! Regular avalanche forecasts have ended. We will be issuing intermittent updates through May 1st. During the spring, there are typically 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 and loose dry avalanches. 3. Wind Drifted Snow: Wind slabs - soft or hard drifts of wind-blown snow."

News Alerts

Cottonwood Canyons

April 17 @ 12:50 pm

No road alerts or backcountry closures were detected.

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12/24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 17 @ 1:06 am

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

90% chance of
0 to 0.5 inches

10% chance of
0.5 to 1 inch

(0.05" to 0.10" of H2O)

90% chance of
a trace

10% chance of
a trace to 0.5 inches

A weak cold front will cross northern Utah this morning into early this afternoon bringing the threat of a few snow showers through about sunset.  

7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

April 17 @ 1:07 am

This Afternoon: A slight chance of snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 33. West northwest wind around 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph.


Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 35. West northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.


Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. North wind 6 to 9 mph.


Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.


Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.


Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 20%.


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


Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 46.


Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.


Monday: Sunny, with a high near 46.


Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.


Tuesday: A slight chance of snow showers between noon and 3pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.


Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.


Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

April 16 @ 6:57 am

No Rating Specified

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

April 17 @ 12:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

April 17 @ 12:00 pm

24-Hour Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

April 17 @ 12:10 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 17 @ 12:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

April 17 @ 11:00 am

Current depth: 158"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -4"
Change in 48 hours: 3"

Current depth: 98"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: N/A

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

April 17 @ 12:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

April 17 @ 11:00 am

Current depth: 158"
Change in 1 week: -8"
Change in 2 weeks: -10"
Change in 4 weeks: 11"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 98"
Change in 1 week: -8"
Change in 2 weeks: -11"
Change in 4 weeks: 3"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

NOAA Radar

April 17 @ 12:51 pm

Avalanche Rescue

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Annual SWE Comparison

Snow Water Equivalents
(Brighton)

April 17

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