Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated March 6 @ 10:21 am

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

March 6 @ 10:21 am

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Current Conditions

At 9:00 am, the temperature near the top of Solitude's Powderhorn chairlift was 32 degrees. Winds on Reynolds Peak are averaging 31 mph out of the south with gusts to 42. In the last 36 hours, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has decreased 2 inches. In the last week, the depth has decreased 11 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 47 degrees. And from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 10 percent chance of a trace. The nighttime low temperature will be 24 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Saturday, March 6, says, "The avalanche danger is LOW. The two things to watch for today are (1) small, loose wet avalanches on aspects facing east, south, and west, as well as low and mid-elevation northerly slopes, especially mid-day with peak temperatures (2) small pockets of fresh wind drifts may be found along north-facing upper elevation ridgelines. Continue to maintain safe travel habits; this means exposing one person at a time to avalanche terrain, having someone watch them from a safe location, and not traveling above or below other parties."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

March 6 @ 3:45 am

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

100% chance of
no new snow

90% chance of
no new snow

10% chance of
a trace

Southerly winds will increase today ahead of a trough that will graze northern Utah this afternoon. This trough will push a shallow dry cold front into the area early this evening.  

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

March 6 @ 4:56 am

Low Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

March 6 @ 10:00 am

Solitude's Powderhorn

March 6 @ 9:00 am

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

March 6 @ 10:00 am

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

March 6 @ 10:00 am

Solitude's Summit

March 6 @ 9:00 am

Current depth: 96"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: -3"

Current depth: 70"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: N/A

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

March 6 @ 10:00 am

Solitude's Summit

March 6 @ 9:00 am

Current depth: 96"
Change in 1 week: -17"
Change in 2 weeks: -15"
Change in 4 weeks: 19"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 70"
Change in 1 week: -11"
Change in 2 weeks: -10"
Change in 4 weeks: 9"
(Some depths questionable.)

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Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalents
(Brighton)

March 6

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Your Cottonwood Canyon weather report. Covering Big Cottonwood Canyon (Brighton and Solitude), Little Cottonwood (Snowbird and Alta) and the Central Wasatch Backcountry.