An interesting comment on current conditions from today's avi bulletin for the Wasatch:
As far as turning conditions, my mother always taught me that if I didn't have anything good to say about someone, don't say anything at all. So I shall remanin silent about the heinous, breakable rime crust above 10,000' and the lurch-and-jerk glop and roller balls on all the other slopes. Snowmobiles are probably the vehicle of choice today.
And here's the Alta 8500' weekend forecast:
Today: Sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a temperature falling to near 34 by 9pm, then rising to around 50 during the remainder of the night. South southwest wind between 7 and 11 mph.
Saturday: Snow showers likely after noon. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 52. Windy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 13 mph increasing to between 27 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Saturday Night: Snow. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 15. Wind chill values as low as -2. Breezy, with a west southwest wind between 22 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 14 inches possible.
Sunday: Snow. High near 23. West wind between 10 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
With the tropical temps today and tomorrow, with a minor refreeze if any tonight, followed by a plummet in temps Sat night/Sun, maybe we don't want that potential foot to be too light. We're gonna need a cushion.