A quick-hitting storm will push through today (Saturday). A period of moderate to heavy snowfall is likely in the mountains. A break on Sunday before another storm arrives on Monday into Monday night. Yet another storm is likely for later in the week.
Short Term Forecast
Storm is pushing in as we speak. Rain and mountain snow already falling north of SLC. Here is a look at the current (7:30am) radar:
This system isn't overly strong but it does have decent moisture. It will move through quickly. I think generally 4-8" in the high elevations can be expected. The skiing should get better later in the day as the hard crust gets buried further. Snow should end by this evening.
A break Sunday into Sunday night. On Monday, our next storm pushes in. This is a similar quick hitter, but could linger a bit longer. Another 6-12" by Tuesday morning is likely. Tuesday could be a decent powder day. You can see these next two storms well in today's NAM graph from the Univ of Utah:
Then another break late Tuesday thru early Thursday before a final storm pushes in late Thursday into Friday. Still early for details but some decent accumulations are likely with this system as well.
Overall, it will be an active week upcoming with 3 separate systems and several chances for powder. The fresh snow doesn't stay fresh nearly as long this time of year, so best bet is to get after it while it's still falling.
Models keep oscillating between ridges and troughs for the first week of April. Doesn't really inspire forecaster confidence. I'll give it another day before I give it a guess.
Evan | OpenSnow
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