UPDATE 1/16/19 @ 10:58 AM: The clouds are parting and the sun is shining. I predict an amazing sunset tonight, which means the La Sal Mountains, once again freshly dusted with snow, will likely glow pink with alpenglow. Arches and Canyonlands are both open and accessible by vehicle.
UPDATE 1/15/19 @ 11:47 AM: It’s snowing! There are some big, fat snowflakes flying but as of now, there is no accumulation in town. Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point are approximately 2,000’ higher in elevation and may see some accumulation.
There’s a storm brewing and it’s got Moab in its sights. The weather forecast is calling for rain and snow storms through Friday afternoon. Whether or not we’ll actually receive the forecasted precipitation remains to be seen but you can count on some dynamic conditions with potentially interesting skies and possibly even some fog. And, there’s still plenty of snow on the ground from the last storm that came through about a week ago.
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park and all of the surrounding BLM and Forest Service landscapes are open for business, Moab’s a ghost town right now and you can get a hotel room on the cheap. It’s an excellent time for photographers to visit. Be sure to check out my recent post, “The Photographer’s Guide to Winter in Moab”, for winter photography tips and a handful of my favorite locations to photograph when the white stuff is on the ground.
I’ll update this post as the weather moves through the area so if you’re thinking about heading to Moab for photography, you’d be wise to keep an eye on this space for the next few days.
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