A winter storm warning remains in effect for the La Sal and Abajo Mountains as a cold front moves over central and southern Utah. 3"-7" of new snow are possible today.
Snowpack Summary and General Conditions
I'm not sure how much snow the Abajos have received as the rain snow line appears to be hovering around 9000' or just above the SNOTEL sites. Camp Jackson is reporting an inch of water and 2" of snow, and Buckboard Flat is reporting .7" of water. Rain on snow is never a good thing, and whatever snow has fallen is extremely dense, wet, and heavy. 1.0" of water should translate to at least 6" or more of new snow up high. In additon, strong SW winds blew and drifted snow all day yesterday. With more snow and wind in the forecast, conditions will remain dangerous in the Abajo mountains today and backcountry travelers should avoid slopes steeper than 30 degrees.