Fast Moving Winter Storm Heading for Utah: February 29-March 2, 2012

Fast Moving Winter Storm Heading for Utah: February 29-March 2, 2012

On the heels of the latest storm that brought 15″ to the Wasatch Range in the past 24 hours, another fast moving winter storm is set to arrive in Utah late tomorrow morning/afternoon and last until Friday. Most forecasts are agreeing on a total storm snow quantity of over 20 inches to fall in the mountains. The Cottonwood Canyons Forecast is forecasting 14-28″ ¬†with strong winds (up to 65 mph gusts out of the Southwest). The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for a “MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT MUCH OF THE AREA”: click here for the full text. An Avalanche Watch has also been issued by the Utah Avalanche Center, click here for their latest Avalanche Advisory, and please heed their warnings.

MM5 Snow Accumulation Model 2.28.2012
The latest MM5 Snow Accumulation Model showing 25-30" to fall in the Central Wasatch Range between Wednesday, February 29, and Friday, March 2.

We had some great skiing this morning at Snowbird, and one can only imagine that the next few days will be even better! Have fun and be safe out there!

 

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Justin
Professional Outdoor Guide, specializing in backcountry skiing, heliskiing Stomping grounds: Wasatch Range, Andes Mountains