Cottonwood Canyons
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Updated March 19 @ 3:55 pm

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Cottonwood Canyons

March 19 @ 3:55 pm

At 9:19 am, @UDOTavy tweeted, "Intermittent closure US 189 Provo Canyon on March 19 from 3:45pm to 4:30pm from Canyon Glen Park to Vivian Park for avalanche work."

Summary

Cottonwood Canyons

March 19 @ 3:55 pm

Current Conditions

At 3:00 pm, the temperature near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift was 36 degrees. Winds at the top of Brighton's Great Western chairlift are averaging 5 mph out of the southwest with gusts to 11. In the last 48 hours, the snow depth near the top of Brighton's Crest chairlift has decreased 3 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, no new snow is expected. The nighttime low temperature will be 21 degrees. And tomorrow, from 5:00 am until 5:00 pm, no new snow is expected. The daytime high temperature will be 44 degrees.

Avalanche Forecast

The Utah Avalanche Center's avalanche forecast for the Salt Lake area on Tuesday, March 19, says, "The avalanche danger is generally LOW and snow conditions are mostly stable. Low danger doesn't mean no danger and it is still important to maintain avalanche awareness. On very steep, upper elevation, northerly aspects, it is still possible to trigger small, loose, dry sluffs that could carry you over a cliff if you were caught unaware. And as the day heats up, minimize your exposure to loose, wet avalanches by avoiding steep slopes that are becoming wet and sloppy."

24-Hour Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

March 19 @ 2:11 pm

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

100% chance of
no new snow

100% chance of
no new snow

High pressure will remain control tonight and slide east of the area Wednesday as a spring storm approaches the region. This will support increasing easterly winds tonight into Wednesday. ... 

Avalanche Forecast

Salt Lake

March 19 @ 5:40 am

Low Hazard

Current Temperature

Alta
Guard House

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

Current Wind

Cardiff Peak Wind

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

48-Hour Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

March 19 @ 3:00 pm

Current depth: 149"
Change in 12 hours: -2"
Change in 24 hours: -2"
Change in 48 hours: -4"

Current depth: 127"
Change in 12 hours: -1"
Change in 24 hours: -1"
Change in 48 hours: -3"

30-Day Snow Depth

Alta's Collins

March 19 @ 2:00 pm

Brighton's Crest

March 19 @ 1:00 pm

Current depth: 149"
Change in 1 week: 3"
Change in 2 weeks: 18"
Change in 4 weeks: 13"
(Some depths questionable.)

Current depth: 127"
Change in 1 week: -6"
Change in 2 weeks: 3"
Change in 4 weeks: 10"
(Some depths questionable.)

Radar

March 19 @ 3:55 pm

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7-Day Forecast

Cottonwood Canyons

March 19 @ 1:07 pm

This Afternoon: Sunny. High near 35, with temperatures falling to around 33 in the afternoon. East wind around 14 mph.


Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -2. East wind 16 to 22 mph.


Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 36. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southeast wind 23 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.


Wednesday Night: A chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. East southeast wind around 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


Thursday: Snow showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 36. East southeast wind around 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.


Thursday Night: A chance of snow showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Friday: Snow showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.


Friday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.


Saturday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.


Saturday Night: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.


Sunday: Snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31.


Sunday Night: A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17.


Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35.


Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 20.


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Annual Comparison

Snow Water Equivalence
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March 19

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