UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES!!

Forecast for the Abajos Area Mountains

Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:26am
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on steep wind drifted slopes, primarily in upper elevation, wind exposed terrain, that has a NW-NE-E aspect. Human triggered avalanches are likely in these areas. Lower elevation, and south facing terrain offers mostly MODERATE danger.
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Weather and Snow
Snowpack percentage of normal 115%
Snow totals at Buckboard Flat (8924')
Snow totals at Camp Jackson (8858')
Wind, temperature, and humidity on Abajo Peak (11,000')
National Weather Service point forecast.
Recent Avalanches
A large natural avalanche, 600-800' wide occurred on the big east face above Butler Flat. It occurred during the storm Thursday night.
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