Forecast for the Logan Area Mountains

Toby Weed
Issued by Toby Weed on
Saturday morning, November 11, 2023
Thanks for checking the forecast, and stay tuned. We’ll issue updates as conditions change. There is not enough snow to keep us off the shallowly buried rocks, but high-elevation shady aspects are holding some snow, and these are the places where you could run into an avalanche problem. Enough snow to ski or ride means there’s enough snow to slide.
Learn how to read the forecast here
Weather and Snow
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
Additional Information
It’s never too early to start thinking about avalanches. Here are a few things to consider doing:
  1. Learn more about avalanches and decision-making.
  2. Sign up for an avalanche class.
  3. Take a free online avalanche course the UAC built for Know Before You Go or other courses listed on the KBYG website (Develop skills -> Online Learning).
  4. Get your avalanche rescue gear ready for winter. Put fresh batteries in your transceiver and update the firmware. Inspect your shovel and probe. Get your airbag backpack ready by possibly doing a test deployment and updating the firmware if it is an electric version.