This morning, skies are clear Temperatures dropped significantly since yesterday morning, sitting in the single digits to mid-teens F. Overnight the mountains received a trace amount of snow. Bringing snow totals for the Ogden area is between 8-10" of snow (1.25-1.85 of water). Yesterday, winds transitioned from the Southwest to the Northerly. Winds are currently blowing at speeds of 10-15 mph with gusts up into the mid-30s mph.
Today, we get a rare period of generally quiet weather. Skies will be partly cloudy, with the chance for a light snow shower this afternoon. No more than a trace amount of snowfall accumulation. Winds will remain from the Northwest, blowing 10-20 mph with gusts up to 30.
Weather remains active. Another long-duration storm is expected early next week, this potential atmospheric river event should bring a lower rain/snow line than the last two.
Yesterday was an active day in the backcountry. We had reports of natural wet activity in the lower elevation bands, and both natural and human-triggered soft slabs of new snow and wind-drifted snow in the mid and upper-elevation bands.
A large wet slide reported in Bridge Canyon, on a Northeast facing aspect near 7500'. (B. Smith)
Ski resorts also reported widespread soft slabs of both wind-drifted snow and new snow, reactive to both explosives as well as skis.
There was also a close call with a roof avalanche, remember with so much snow on rooftops in mountain communities, roof avalanches will be a significant hazard as the sun warms roofs in mountain neighborhoods. Children playing and adults shoveling solo are especially vulnerable to this hazard.
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