Our Week in Review highlights significant snowfall, weather, and avalanche events of the prior week. (Review the archived forecasts for the Salt Lake mountains.)
The danger roses for the Salt Lake mountains from Friday, February 4 through Thursday, February 10:
Summary: Generally clear throughout the past week with a few passing clouds and a few periods of moderate to strong winds from the northwest.
A few general observations:
- Shady slopes continue to develop facets at the surface which will likely be a weak layer with any additional storms;
- exposed terrain in the alpine has a variety of old wind crusts with pockets of faceted snow;
- sunny slopes are melting out.
Drew Hardesty had a couple of interesting graphics in the February 10 forecast:
This second graph highlights how winter effectively stopped after the beginning of January.