The Utah Avalanche Center Moab has stopped issuing advisories for the season but that doesn't mean the end of avalanches. Warm temperatures, several days without an overnight refreeze, new snow, especially when accompanied by wind, are all factors that can cause an increase in the avalanche danger. Use the weather links below to stay abreast of current conditions:
New snow totals and temperature in Gold Basin. (10,000')
Snow totals at the Geyser Pass Trailhead, (9600')
Wind, temperature, and humidity on Pre Laurel Peak (11,700')
National Weather Service point forecast.
The Utah Avalanche Center Moab is a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, and the non-profit Utah Avalanche Center. This program woud not exist without the unwavering support of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Moab/Monticello District Ranger Mike Diem, and Wilderness, Recreation and Trails Program Manager Brian Murdock. Two thirds of the Utah Avalanche Center funding, along with the awareness and education programs, comes from the non-profit Utah Avalanche Center and we owe a special thanks to Executive Director Chad Bracklseberg. Bo Torrey, and the UAC Board of Directors.
I'd also like to thank everyone who sent in observations this season and give a big shout out to our local community. Without you this wouldn't be possible! And finally a special thanks to volunteer Ed Grote for his continued dedication and invaluable service, both in fund raising, and in providing technical oversight for our remote weather stations. See you all back here next season!