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Spring is here and it is time to adjust our travel. Learn what to watch for during spring avalanche conditions when the snow becomes wet. Watch our Spring video HERE
The Tony Grove Snotel at 8400' reports about 8" of new snow with 1.4" SWE in the last 24 hours, and it looks like it rained overnight. There's 91 inches of total snow, and it's 33ºF this morning. I'm reading 25ºF at the 9700' CSI Logan Peak weather station, and west-northwest winds are currently averaging around 17 mph, with a gust of 46 mph earlier this morning. It rained last night in Cache Valley and in the mountains up to around 8500'.
A stalled frontal band will remain across northern Utah today. A stronger storm system will impact much of the area Tuesday through early Wednesday. Strong high pressure aloft will build across the region for the latter half of the week.
Snow showers will continue this morning, with little in the way of accumulation. It will be mostly cloudy today, but periods of sun are possible in the afternoon. High temperatures at 9000' expected to be around 42ºF, with 11 to 16 mph west-northwest winds. Rain and snow are likely tonight with little accumulation expected, low temperatures around 28ºF, and 10 to 17 mph south-southwest winds. Rain and snow are likely tomorrow, with 2 to 4 inches possible. High temperatures of around 34ºF are expected, with south wind 13 to 16 mph, veering from the north in the afternoon.
No new avalanches were reported from the backcountry this weekend.
The sun popped out for a few short periods Friday morning and we noticed a few natural wet loose avalanches at upper elevations on east and southeast facing slopes in the Tony Grove Area in the afternoon.
3 new wet loose avalanches entraining a few inches of saturated fresh snow were apparent on the east side of Mt. Magog in the afternoon, 4/12/19.
Despite poor visibility, we could see some minor natural activity in the Wellsville Range this week, with one fairly sizable new avalanche noted in North Shumway Canyon.
4/10/19 natural avalanche in North Shumway Canyon in the Wellsville Mountain Wilderness.
Numerous fairly large natural wet loose and a few wet slab avalanches occurred in early April across the Logan Zone. Wet loose and wet slab avalanches occurred with seasonal daytime solar warming.