Forecast for the Ogden Area Mountains
Issued by Evelyn Lees for Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:25am
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on and below the steep, wind drifted slopes at the upper elevations. This means human triggered avalanches are likely and natural avalanches possible. The avalanche danger is MODERATE on wind drifted slopes at the mid elevations. Some avalanches may be triggered at a distance or from below. Be aware of what is above you, and avoid travel in avalanche runout zones such as the bottom of gullies and couloirs and travel below slopes being loaded by the wind. Hell's Canyon is a prime example of a gully and avalanche run out zone that is the type of terrain that should be avoided today. The growing cornices are unstable, and will break back further than expected.
Seek out terrain without wind-drifts or wind slabs. Wind sheltered, mid elevation terrain has a much lower avalanche danger (and much better turning conditions!).
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