Forecast for the Logan Area Mountains

Toby Weed
Issued by Toby Weed on
Saturday morning, November 18, 2023
Thanks for checking the forecast, and stay tuned.
A couple of storms are on track for this weekend, and a decent amount of snow could fall in the mountains, especially on Sunday. Today, there is insufficient snow to keep us off the shallowly buried rocks. Still, high-elevation shady aspects are holding some snow, and these are the places where you could run into an avalanche problem as snow accumulates and drifts on them. Enough snow to ski or ride means there’s enough snow to slide.
We’ll issue updates as conditions change.
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Weather and Snow
A change in the weather pattern is forecast for the weekend as two storms track through the region. The second, on Sunday, will be the stronger one, and a decent shot of snow is expected for the mountains in the Logan Zone. This will accumulate on shallow existing snow in high north-facing terrain and on bare ground elsewhere.
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 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.
It’s never too early to start thinking about avalanches. Here are a few things to consider doing:
  1. 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.
  2. Sign up for an avalanche class. Learn more about avalanches and decision-making.
  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).