Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Powder Prospects

As discussed on Friday, the doom and gloom has returned to the Wasatch Front for the latter two days of the Memorial Day weekend.

Snowbird reported 4" of new snow this morning, while the depth at the Alta-Collins snowstake has increased from 179" to 184".

More snow is expected in the Wasatch through Memorial Day.  In particular, the NAM model is going for about .6" of snow water equivalent at Alta-Collins from early tmomorrow morning through tomorrow afternoon, with a forecast snow-density of about 10%.

It won't be the Greatest Snow on Earth, but tomorrow will provide an opportunity for Memorial Day freshies...and perhaps even good skiing at the upper elevations.  Bring your googles because if the NAM model verifies, there will be storm skiing in the morning.

NAM Model forecast valid 9 AM 30 May 2011.
Snowbird's seasonal total is now up to 765".  By this time tomorrow, I expect they will be over 775".


  1. 100%. 22 degrees @ collins! Lake appears to be firing too.

  2. Yeah dude...what a day. A bit stiff in places, and manky below 9500 feet, but pretty damn good for Memorial Day.