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Forecast for the Ogden Area Mountains

Dave Kelly
Issued by Dave Kelly on
Friday morning, November 10, 2023
Thanks for checking the forecast, and stay tuned. We’ll issue updates as conditions change. The high elevation shady aspects are holding snow and are the places where you could run into an avalanche problem.

Enough snow to ski or ride means there’s enough snow to slide.
Learn how to read the forecast here
Special Announcements
Thanks to all the attendees and presenters that took time to make the16th Annual Utah Snow and Avalanche Workshop (USAW) and Professional Snow and Avalanche Workshop (PROSAW) a successful event.
Check out the ski areas uphill travel policies before you head up to their terrain.
Weather and Snow
We've had a quiet start to this season with 21.5"/3.12" of October snow/water and 11"/1.09" for November as recorded at the Collins Study Plot at 9600' in Upper Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Higher than normal forecasted temperatures over the weekend will melt snow on the solar aspects, while clear skies will keep the facet factory operating on shadier slopes. The next storm looks to be on the horizon later next week and our partners at the National Weather Service have an updated mountain weather forecast with more details for rural areas.
It's too early to tell what will happen with the next storm. But it is worth noting what the foundation for the 2023-24 season is looking like right now.
Recent Avalanches
We have had a few snow and avalanche observations trickle in as people have been getting out and about. Check them out HERE.
If you find something interesting submit it to the UAC HERE.

Check out the ski areas uphill travel policies if you're thinking of taking an early season lap in ski area terrain.
Additional Information
It’s never too early to start thinking about avalanches. Here are a few things to consider doing:
  • Learn online. We have over 5 hours of free online learning at the Know Before You Go Website
  • Check out the upcoming in-person Know Before You Go events HERE
  • Sign up for an on-snow class
  • Check out the UAC's education progression HERE
  • Get your avalanche rescue gear ready for winter. Put fresh batteries in your transceiver and update the firmware. Inspect your shovel and probe. Get your airbag backpack ready by possibly doing a test deployment and updating the firmware if it is an electric version or getting your canister refilled if it's not electronic.