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A sharp cold front is on the doorstep. I'll get right to the point. We can expect to see 4-8"+ in the mountains and finally get rid of the junk in the valleys. It's too much.
This morning, skies are overcast, temps are in the mid to upper 20s, and pre-frontal southwest winds are blowing 20-25mph with gusts to 30. The most exposed anemometers have wind speeds in the 30s, gusting to near 50.
Post-frontal, however, the winds veer back to the northwest and remain moderate to strong for much of the day...finally losing steam by late afternoon. It'll be a day of rising hazard.
There were no reports of avalanche activity or other obvious signs of instability from the backcountry yesterday. Only along the Ogden skyline were avalanche control teams able to pry out some stiff and stubborn hard slabs with explosives.
I suspect there'll be more in this department for tomorrow's forecast.