It’s been a busy fall, and I’m happy to report that we’ve recently installed two new weather stations in the Logan Zone. They are both up and running, producing real-time data available to the public, and they will help us forecast mountain weather and local avalanche danger more accurately.
The Paris Peak Weather Station (available HERE)
was installed in the northern Bear River Range near the summit of Paris Peak at around 9500 feet in elevation, northwest of Bear Lake. It measures mountain-top winds in a vast area without similar data. We installed the Card Canyon Weather Station (available HERE)
near Red Pine Ridge at about 8750 feet in elevation north of Logan Peak in upper Card Canyon. In addition to other weather details, this station will measure the total snow depth and its changes throughout the winter.
These weather stations were made possible through major grants from the Utah DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation and the Avalanche Alliance, and we were helped tremendously in the installation process by Campbell Scientific, the National Weather Service, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, the Caribou-Targee National Forest, and local businesses and individuals including Zbroz Racing and Wolford Collision Repair.
Despite the lack of snow, now is a great time to practice companion rescue with your team and backcountry partners...
*** New weather station on Paris Peak
***New weather station in upper Card Canyon