Therefore, I'm going to stick to my guns and say we will tie or break the record for today and we will see temperatures in the low 60s. I'm stubborn if anything.
Forecasts for tonight and Saturday continue to suggest a modest snow event in the central Wasatch as the tremendous storm system that has been clobbering California has largely been shredded by the Sierra Nevada (as can be inferred by the image above), leaving us just a few scraps. The models call for an upper-level front to pass tonight, giving us a burst of mountain snowfall and valley showers, and then a surface-based front to pass during the day tomorrow. Total snowfall in the central Wasatch will largely depend on how productive these two features can be, especially the latter. I'll stick with something in the 4-8 inch range for total snowfall through 5 PM Saturday at Alta.
I've joined the dark side and you can now follow me on Twitter: @ProfessorPowder. Tip of the hat to Backcountry Magazine for the clever handle.
I'll be giving a talk on my new book Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth at the Alta Lodge tonight at 5:30 PM, with a book signing to follow. King's English will be there selling books if you need to pick one up.