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There will be a traffic delay Monday, 6/21 while we escort tankers up the canyon for Albion Summer Road dust control. They're large and SLOW. Expect it to take about 45 minutes.
As of today, Snowbird is closed for skiing & riding for the 2020-21 winter season. Uphill travel will not be permitted until after our teams finish working on the mountain.
Heads up, all lifts on a 10 minute lightening hold. Mineral Basin is closed for the day.
With warm temps in the forecast, our team is assessing conditions daily to determine how long we can be skiing & riding. There is a chance this weekend may be our last for winter operations. Stay tuned to for updates.
Snowbird, Utah - Home of the Longest Season in Utah
We are now more than halfway done with September. It was the 4th warmest first half of September on record for SLC (avg temp 75.3). Models have backed off the idea of much precip early next week, so cooler temps likely, but mountain snow is unlikely at this point.
At 7am, it’s cooler at my place in SL Valley (52°) than it is at Peter Sinks (53°). Yet at 3.5 hours ago it was 64° at my house and 27° at Peter Sinks.
I'm back to writing weekly posts. These will get more frequent, conditions permitting as we head toward winter. By November 1, daily forecasts will be back. Tonight, I talk about the potential for much cooler temps and even some mountain snow next week. https://opensnow.com/dailysnow/utah/post/23007
Does it feel like the air got worse again? Well it did. Until these fires are out, our breaks may be short-lived. Subtle changes in wind and fire activity can have big impacts on our downstream AQ. Here is a loop of AQIs going from “good” yesterday to not-so-good today.
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The Utah Avalanche Center keeps you on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth instead of being buried beneath it.
(4/17/20) Heads up - East winds are making wind slab avalanches reactive in the central Wasatch. The forecast didn’t mention winds this morning but reports of wind slabs mean you can now likely trigger wind drifted slopes at the upper elevations. Pic: East Silver Fork 4/15 (fink)
As winds continue to decrease and our most recent Wasatch downslope windstorm ends, here are some answers and insights into the recent increase in downslope windstorms over the past 8 months.
New snow amounts are approaching a foot and new snow avalanches are being triggered as loose snow and as some soft slab avys. #utwx #utavy
Largest storms recorded at Alta Guard since 1964 ranked by snow and by water. Charts from @UDOTavy and @saurerpantz #utwx
A reminder to please NEVER park in designated avalanche zones. With spring storms and rapid warming, you never know when we may need to shut things down for a few hours for control work or rescue operations. @MarshalMike1 and @UPDSL will be helping with enforcement.
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Heads up BCC #SR190 travelers, The 9th Annual Big Cottonwood Full & Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6am - 2pm.
Traffic going north or south from the canyon on Fort Union to 1300 E will not be possible. Expect major delays at I-215 & 6200 S.
Heads up #SR210 travelers, it’s the final countdown for the Draft EIS comment period! You have until 11:59PM tonight to submit a formal comment.
Tomorrow, 9/3, is the last day to submit a formal comment for the Draft EIS! #LCCEIS ⬇️
One day left to submit a comment for the Draft EIS! All materials are on the website for 👀.
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Make sure to include your thoughts & comments about the #LCCEIS where they count! ⬇️
👋 Reminder that comments made on social media, while appreciated and informative, are not considered formal comments toward the #LCCEIS. More info on comments in the #NEPA process here: https://youtu.be/VNbamLVZrkY
Make sure to review the Draft EIS chapters to better understand the environmental, economic, property and community impacts of the preferred alternatives!
Comment period ends Friday, 9/3. #LCCEIS
Curious about community resources that could be impacted by the Enhanced Bus Service in PPSL alt or the air quality impacts of the Gondola B alt? Make sure to review all the environmental, economic & community impacts in the Draft EIS. #LCCEIS