The 5th Annual Avalanche Awareness Week is December 3-10. The week's goal is to save lives through activities that promote avalanche awareness, education, and safety. We have a variety of events around the state. Find an event near you.
Join the Utah Avalanche Center and Utah State University for a FREE Avalanche Transceiver Training on Saturday, December 9, from 10 AM - 12 PM at the USU Aggie Legacy Fields in Logan. Register here.
Although it's raining in Logan this morning, around 4 inches accumulated across the Bear River Range. I'm reading 4" new snow from overnight at the new Card Canyon weather station, and the same amount was visible on Beav's webcam. The Tony Grove Snotel at 8400' reports .5" SWE and a total snow depth of 45 inches of settled snow. It's 23 F this morning on Paris Peak, and the wind is blowing from the southwest at 20 to 25 mph, gusting to 44 mph early this morning.
Today will be rather stormy in the mountains, with heavy snow and significant drifting expected. 8500' high temperatures are expected to be around 33 F today, 6 to 10 inches of new snow is expected to accumulate on high slopes, and west winds will blow 25 to 30 mph with much higher gusts. The winds will diminish a little but snow will continue to fall tonight, with another 7 to 11 inches possible by tomorrow morning. Snow is expected to continue through Friday and gradually decrease Friday night.
We observed numerous recent natural avalanches in the Central Bear River Range that occurred late on Sunday and overnight Monday. Several more large avalanches were observed from a distance yesterday in the Mt. Naomi and Wellsville Mountain Wildernesses. These were around 3 feet deep and several hundred feet wide.
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to check out the recently reported avalanche activity from the Bear River Mountains and the Wasatch Range.
A large natural avalanche was observed in the Mt. Naomi Wilderness above Richmond. (Eric and Amy Flygare)