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Forecast for the Abajos Area Mountains

Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:20am
The avalanche danger is generally LOW this morning but will rise to MODERATE as the day heats up. Be alert to signs of wet snow instability such as roller balls or pinwheels, and get off of steep slopes as they become wet and sloppy. At the upper elevations, continue to be on the lookout for deposits of wind drifted snow on the lee sides of ridge crests and terrain features. Loose snow sluffs are also still a possibility on very steep slopes of around 40 degrees.
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Today will be the last regular forecast for the season.
Weather and Snow
A few high clouds are streaming over the area, and westerly winds are on the increase, ahead of a weak storm system that will move through well to the north later today. Ridge top winds are currently blowing in the 20-25 mph range with gusts in the 30's. 10,000' temps are in the mid teens. We'll see mostly sunny skies today with continued breezy WSW winds. High temps will climb into the low 40's. Monday will be similar with slightly warmer temperatures. Clouds move in Monday night ahead of the next storm system that will affect our area on Tue-Wed.
Snotel totals at Buckboard Flat (8924')
Snotel totals at Camp Jackson (8858')
Wind, temperature, and humidity on Abajo Peak (11,000')
National Weather Service point forecast.
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