Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2nd annual Ogden Backcountry Bash! All proceeds will go to support backcountry avalanche forecasting and education in the Ogden mountains.
Snow totals overnight in the Ogden mountains are 1 to 4". Storm totals since Wednesday range from 20" to almost 30". The snow pack is growing, and looking at upper elevation snow stakes and Snotel sites, there is now about 3 feet of snow on the ground, with 25" at the Ben Lomond trailhead. Much of that is been dense, supportable snow.
Temperatures this morning in the Ogden mountains are in the upper teens to low 20s. Winds have been troublesome for the past 24 hours, as it looks like Mt Ogden was rimed for a while, and may still be "slow" with it's low current readings. Stations that are working look to be averaging about 10 mph, with gusts in the 20s and 30s.
Temperatures today are forecasted to remain in the 20s, and any winds decreasing by mid day. Clear to partly cloudy skies today, with occasional light snow adding an inch or two. Additional snow is possible overnight into Sunday - a few inches of very low density fluff.
We have no reports from the backcountry. Snow safety teams reported mostly stable snow yesterday - though they were able to trigger a few shallow new snow avalanches about 4" deep. However, even they have been unable to get into or see the highest terrain.