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|Advisory: Salt Lake Area Mountains||Issued by Brett Kobernik for March 10, 2014 - 6:53am|
The overall avalanche danger is generally LOW today. It is fairly unlikely that a person will trigger an avalanche unless they are in steep, radical terrain. Continue to use safe travel protocol by only putting one person on a slope at a time and clear the runout zones.
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It was a very mild night with cloud cover and ridgetop temperatures in the mid 30s. Southerly winds are light along the mid elevations but have bumped in speed above 10500 feet to the moderate range. Cold snow remains on the highest north facing slopes. There has been some wind damage in the upper elevations where you'll find some stiff pillows and crusts.
There will be a generally LOW avalanche danger today in most locations. Keep in mind, LOW doesn't mean NO. There is always some danger if you are in steep, radical terrain including funneled and gullied features. Avoid steep slopes where the snowpack is saturated and punchy all the way through.
We'll have cloudy skies and ridgetop temperatures in the mid to upper 30s today. Southwest winds will increase into the moderate speed category along the mid elevation ridges as the day goes on. We'll see snow starting late this afternoon with a cold front moving through tonight with winds shifting to the northwest. Temperatures will drop into the teens. Most of the snow will fall overnight but we may see lingering showers through much of the day on Tuesday. We are anticipating 5 to 10 inches of snow out of this storm.
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If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry - especially if you are adjacent to a ski area – please call the following teams to alert them to the slide and whether anyone is missing or not. Rescue teams can be exposed to significant hazard when responding to avalanches, and do not want to do so when unneeded. Thanks.
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This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done. This advisory is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always exist