Chapter 5 in the LOW Danger
series has been published. It's the first of two first-hand accounts of the Blue Ice avalanche from January 5th. One can find all the chapters in the Blog page in the menu above.
Chapter 6 in the LOW Danger
series is now published. It's the second of two first hand accounts of the Blue Ice avalanche from January 5th.
Thanks to these two. These stories need to be told.
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A cold front entered the Wasatch mountains overnight with snowfall beginning just after midnight. As of 6 am snow totals are 1-3”. Winds are out of the north and gusty. At the mid elevations winds are averaging less than 10 mph, with gusts in the teens. At upper elevations wind are averaging in the teens with gusts in the 20’s. Gusts are in the 30’s at upper elevations including Mt. Ogden. Mountain temperatures range through the teens F.
For today, expect periods of light to moderate snowfall, with storm totals of 3-6" by late afternoon. Temperatures will be in the teens at mid and upper elevations, and low to mid 20's F at lower elevations. Winds will be out of the northwest. At the mid elevations winds will average in the teens, with gusts in the 20’s mph. At upper elevations add about 10 mph to those numbers, averaging in the teens and low 20’s mph, with gusts in the 30’s mph.
Continued snowfall is expected overnight, with an additional 1-3" possible. Clearing during the day on Thursday, with cool temperatures in the teens and 20's mph.
For the extended forecast, Friday looks to remain cool, but a strong ridge of high pressure moves in and stays put for awhile. Temperatures along upper elevation ridgelines will be above freezing by Sunday.
Reports from the Ogden mountains for Tuesday included minor sluffing of wet loose snow.
You can read recent field reports - including avalanche activity - for the Ogden mountains by visiting the observations page (link