Take time this winter to make avalanche education a priority for you and your backcountry partners. Join the UAC's Backcountry 101, Introduction to Avalanches Class this weekend at Powder Mountain. Get more details on the UAC Education page.
The Tony Grove Snotel at 8400' reports about 5 inches of cold snow in the last 24 hours, with .5" SWE. The station recorded a couple feet of heavy snow containing 3.4" of SWE in the past 4 days. It's 12º F this morning and there's 76" of total snow containing 98% of average SWE for the date. It's 4º F, at the 9700' CSI Logan Peak weather station. Northwest winds are currently averaging around 15 mph.
A cold Pacific storm system is crossing Utah today. Snow and much colder temperatures will accompany this storm through tonight, with the cold air lingering after the storm exits the state late in the week. Today in the Logan Zone, it'll be mostly cloudy and snow some in the mountains, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible. Temperatures at 8500' are expected to be around 15º F, and northwest winds will blow 15 to 20 mph. Tonight, we'll see a bit more snow, with 1 to 2 inches possible. Temperatures will fall to around -3º F and 13 to 16 mph north-northwest wind will cause wind chills around 17º F below zero. It'll be partly sunny tomorrow with high temperatures near 11º F and 5 to 10 mph west-northwest winds.
Poor visibility has prevented views of suspected recent natural activity in the Logan Zone, but I bet there has been some. Please report any activity as it becomes visible...
It has been active in the last few days across the state. Recent avalanche reports are on our avalanche page... HERE
UAC Forecasters Hardesty and Staples unintentionally triggered a large cornice which then initiated a scary hard slab avalanche running on a persistent weak layer near the ground in the Wasatch Range on Monday. report is HERE