Park City, UTAH — As we head into the weekend, the forecast for a significant snowfall from this first winter storm keeps growing. Evan Thayer from OpenSnow and Powderchasers has updated the forecast, predicting snow totals to reach as high as 10 to 30 inches. Across the state, temperatures are forecasted to plummet, with lows going into the 20s.
Pow day conditions should reach into the Wasatch on Saturday, pushing aside the dry conditions from the summer and early fall and ushering in a period of rain and snow into the region. The highest elevations of the Wasatch are predicted to get the highest snow accumulation, with a good chance of reaching well over a foot. Powderchasers is even going as far as saying the conditions might even be chase-worthy for some backcountry fun.
The Cottonwoods will likely see the most snow totals of a minimum of a foot being forecasted, while other locations such as Park City could be in the 6 to 12-inch range.
Either way, it does appear that the colorful season is coming to an end, and the powder-seeking days of winter are beginning.