Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated January 26 @ 6:10 pm

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

January 26 @ 6:10 pm

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Current Conditions

At 5:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 9 degrees. Winds on Reynolds Peak are averaging 6 mph out of the south-southwest with gusts to 8. In the last 24 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 2 inches. In the last 4 weeks, the snow depth midway up Solitude's Summit chairlift has increased 18 inches.

Forecast Conditions

The forecast says that from 5:00 pm today until 5:00 am tomorrow, there is a 20 percent chance of a trace. The nighttime low temperature will be 11 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 and a 30 percent chance of 3 to 4 inches. The daytime high temperature will be 23 degrees.

Total snowfall of 4 to 7 inches is forecast for the next storm which will begin at approximately noon tomorrow and end at 5 pm on Thursday. Total water in this storm is expected to be 0.35 to 0.65 inches.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Tuesday, January 26, says, "The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on all steep slopes at the upper elevations, where human-triggered slab avalanches are likely. The avalanche danger is also CONSIDERABLE on mid-elevation steep slopes facing west, through north, through east. We have dangerous avalanche conditions, and conservative decision-making will be essential today. Slab avalanches 1-3 feet deep hundreds of feet wide are likely. These are unsurvivable avalanche conditions. Low angle terrain continues to be your best option. All other aspects have a MODERATE avalanche danger. If you're leaving a resort boundary through an exit point, you are stepping into CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

January 26 @ 2:34 pm

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

80% chance of
no new snow

20% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

70% chance of
a trace to 2 inches

30% chance of
3 to 4 inches

(0.19" to 0.30" of H2O)

Low hanging clouds and spotty flurries will remain in place through this evening, especially at the lower canyon elevations. ... Total snowfall of 4 to 7 inches is forecast for the next storm which will begin at approximately noon tomorrow and end at 5 pm ...

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

January 26 @ 5:00 am

Considerable Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

Current depth: 56"
Change in 12 hours: 0"
Change in 24 hours: 0"
Change in 48 hours: N/A

Current depth: 52"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: -2"

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Solitude's Summit

January 26 @ 5:00 pm

Current depth: 56"
Change in 1 week: 14"
Change in 2 weeks: 15"
Change in 4 weeks: 17"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 46"
Change in 1 week: 13"
Change in 2 weeks: 15"
Change in 4 weeks: 18"
(Some depths questionable.)

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