Forecast for the Ogden Area Mountains

Greg Gagne
Issued by Greg Gagne for
Monday, April 11, 2022
The avalanche danger is LOW on all aspects at all elevations. Shallow pockets of wind-drifted snow are possible on isolated slopes at the mid and upper elevations.

With a potent storm system arriving overnight and throughout Tuesday, expect a rising avalanche danger.
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Special Announcements
Our last regular forecast is Sunday, April 17th. Intermittent forecasts will be issued through April based upon weather conditions which affect avalanche danger.
Weather and Snow
Currently: Skies are cloudy and temperatures temperatures range through the 20's F. Moderate to strong southwest winds highlight the weather, with gusts into the 30's mph at mid elevations and over 40 mph along upper elevation ridgelines.
Today: Cloudy skies and temperatures rising into the low 40's F. Winds will be from the southwest and increasing throughout the day, gusting into the 30's and 40's mph at mid-elevations and over 50 mph at upper elevations. An inch or two of snowfall is possible by late in the day.
These strong, pre-frontal winds are in advance of a potent cold front which is forecast to arrive around early evening. Winds will veer to the northwest with the front, and thunder is possible. Heavy snowfall overnight with close to a foot of new snow possible by Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Wednesday morning, with snowfall totals of 12-18" possible.
Recent Avalanches
No new avalanches were reported from Sunday.
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Normal Caution
Although you may find a pockets of soft snow preserved on a mid to upper-elevation northerly slope, most surfaces are frozen solidly or have been scoured down to an old wind crust where the primary concern today will be slide-for-life conditions* on these slick, frozen surfaces. Although the southwest winds have little soft snow available for transport, you may find shallow pockets of wind-drifted snow in isolated areas, especially on mid and upper elevation slopes facing northwest through south east.
Snowfall should hold off until early evening, but if new snowfall arrives earlier than forecast, a rising avalanche danger is possible with sensitive wind drifts at the mid and upper elevations.

(* Slide-for-life means it would be difficult to stop (or arrest) a fall on a slick surface.)
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This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done. This forecast is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.