Forecast for the Moab Area Mountains
Issued by Eric Trenbeath for Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 6:38am
With a storm on the way, expect the avalanche danger to rise by tomorrow!
The avalanche danger remains MODERATE on steep slopes that have recent deposits of wind drifted snow. Wind slabs continue to be found in unusual places on slopes facing W-S-SE, and at mid elevations. Avoid slopes with a smooth rounded appearance or that show signs of instability such as cracking in the snow surface. There also remains an isolated, or MODERATE danger for avalanches stepping down 2'-4' deep into buried, persistent weak layers of loose, sugary, faceted snow. Northerly facing slopes with steep, rocky, and more radical terrain are the most suspect for this type of avalanche.
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