Join us on Wednesday December 5th to celebrate the coming of winter! Our 15th Annual Pray for Snow Party and Fundraiser is at The Cache with music from Two Headed Trout, pizza from Lucky Slice, beverages from Moab Brewery, and a raffle and silent auction if amazing donated items. Thanks for your support of avalanche awareness and education. We look forward to seeing you! Tickets available online: CLICK HERE.
Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist on upper elevation slopes that held snow before the Thanksgiving storm. Natural and human triggered persistent slab avalanches are likely. Much less danger and excellent powder conditions exist where was no pre-Thanksgiving snow, but the fresh snow is piling up rapidly and new snow and wind slab avalanches are becoming increasingly possible on many slopes.
The Tony Grove Snotel at 8400' reports 13" of new snow with 1.4" Snow Water Equivalent in the last 24 hours and 2.8" since 11/28. It's 17º F and there's 44"of total snow, containing 119% of average SWE for the date. It's 10º F at the 9700' CSI Logan Peak weather station and a northwest wind is blowing 20 to 30 mph, with gusts around 40 mph.
It'll be mostly cloudy and snow is likely in the mountains again later today, mainly after 11:00 AM, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible. High temperatures at 8500' will be around 22º F, with 13 to 16 mph southwest wind, and wind chill values around -3º F. 1 to 2 inches of additional accumulation is possible tonight, with a low temperature around 12º F and 7 to 11 mph south winds, veering from the east. 1 to 3 inches of accumulation is forecast for the Bear River Range on Sunday, with high temperatures around 21º F, and calming easterly winds. High pressure will return once again early in the upcoming week.
There were numerous natural and perhaps a couple remote triggered persistent slab avalanches at upper elevations in the central Bear River Range over the Thanksgiving weekend.
It was an active day yesterday in the backcountry of central Wasatch Range yesterday, with a few good sized remote and skier triggered avalanches reported.
A remote triggered avalanche in South Monitor Bowl on the Park City Ridge-line. This avalanche is a repeater, having previously avalanched on 11/23/18