Happy Daylight Savings.
Skies are mostly cloudy with perhaps a trace of new in the mountains. Under the spell of a weak warm front, we have slowly warming temperatures (upper-teens to low 20s) and mercifully light winds from the south. The cool, shady terrain will still have 5 star riding but some southerlies will have a breakable sun crust beneath the new.
It's been a good run
this winter with much of the state well above average- see below
(courtesy of our partners here at the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center - we share an office with them at the NWS)
For the next couple days, we can expect overcast to mostly cloudy skies, light southerly winds and a warming trend toward the upper 20s along the ridgelines. A weak storm system arrives Tuesday night into Wednesday which should be good for another 4-8" of snow. Get it while you can. Models suggest high and dry late week into the weekend...and beyond -
As always, you can find good info on Instagram @ogdenavalanche or #ogdenavalanche
Ski area avalanche control teams triggered both shallow storm slabs and loose snow avalanches with ski cuts and explosives.
In the Ogden area backcountry adjacent to Snowbasin, we heard about a party of three that triggered a soft slab avalanche onto a party of two below. This was reportedly in the Strawberry area (Birch Creek?) on a northeast facing slope at 8500-9000'. One member of the party below was caught and carried and partially buried. There was no report of injuries or lost gear. We hope to hear more info on this.
Many natural and human triggered avalanches reported in the snow snow from Friday with continued shooting cracks reported yesterday.