EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Best source for Weather in Utah
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best source for Weather in Utah

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Can anyone recommend a reliable source for weather in the Park City - LCC area?  Heading out next week and the weather reports are all over the place.  I know the mountains the are hard to predict, however, some are showing snow and 35 one day while others are showing 49 and rain for the same day.  Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 10

I usually use http://nws.noaa.gov

post #3 of 10

Here is the site for the Cottonwood Canyons forecast, which is usually the most accurate.  It is only specific for 24 hours, but they will talk about coming storms in advance if you look at the bottom.  This site can be accessed from the Alta or Snowbird site weather links.

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/snow/mtnwx/mtnForecast.php

 

This one will give you an extended forecast, but is usually low on the snow predictions.

 

 

 http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=slc&smap=1&textField1=40.584583333333&textField2=-111.62125 

post #4 of 10

49 and rain is an SLC forecast, not a mountain forecast.  I second the recommendation for the NWS point forecast.  If you have a Mac you can demo my Wx app for free, and it will give a pretty detailed forecast based on lat/lon.  There's also an iPad version, but that doesn't have an option for free demo.  Here's what I am seeing for Alta (lat/lon input for Collins area) at the moment:

 

Screen shot 2011-02-23 at 11.31.34 PM.png

 

Screen shot 2011-02-23 at 11.35.14 PM.png

 

Screen shot 2011-02-23 at 11.35.27 PM.png

 

Screen shot 2011-02-23 at 11.33.03 PM.png

 

The snow amounts are generally a little on the conservative side.

post #5 of 10

mudfoot - thanks SO much for those links! They're getting 12-20" in the canyon this weekend! Alta time!!!!

post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kcarroll417 View Post

Can anyone recommend a reliable source for weather in the Park City - LCC area?


The best source for weather in the SLC area is the Great Salt Lake.  When the lake effect snow starts falling, you can get several days of dumpage in a row.  The next best source is the Pacific - some truly big storms originate there.

 

HTH HAND.

 

This has been another in a series of simple answers to simple questions.

 

post #7 of 10

I think someone alluded to it above, but if you check the forecast through the National Weather Service, you can click on the map and get a point specific forecast for Alta or other spots.  Those forecasts are good, but if you want to get some real insight, albeit a little technical, scroll down to the bottom of any particular page and click on the "Forecast Discussion" link.  That discussion is updated every 3-6 hours in many places, by the forecaster on shift, and they explain their thinking, variables, computer models, etc. 

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks to all who chimed in.  Arrive in the morning, powder skis in tow.  Thanks

post #9 of 10

I like these guys:  http://www.snowforecast.com/UtahSkiResorts

 

they have short/mid/long range perspectives, and are specific to the ski areas

post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosrocker51 View Post

mudfoot - thanks SO much for those links! They're getting 12-20" in the canyon this weekend! Alta time!!!!


Cottonwood Canyon forecast for Thursday night through Saturday was 30"- 42", and they ended up getting 36.5".  That site is usually very accurate.

 

Good prediction, and spectacular skiing. biggrin.gif
 

 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Resorts, Conditions & Travel
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › Mountain/Resort Related Forums › Resorts, Conditions & Travel › Best source for Weather in Utah