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Forecast for the Ogden Area Mountains

Greg Gagne
Issued by Greg Gagne on
Friday morning, April 5, 2024
The avalanche danger is generally LOW with a MODERATE danger at low elevations with wet-loose avalanches possible due to poor overnight refreezes. The avalanche danger could rise to MODERATE at the mid and upper elevations during the afternoon as gusty winds drift new snow into shallow soft slabs of wind-drifted snow.
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Weather and Snow
This Morning: Skies are overcast and temperatures are 35°-45° F. Winds are from the south and have been moderate to strong for the past 36 hours, with gusts 30-50 mph through the mid and upper elevations.
Today: Continued moderate to strong southerly winds, with snowfall developing by early afternoon as a cold front enters the region. Temperatures will rise this morning into the mid and upper 40's F, but begin dropping during the afternoon. 1-3 of new snow is possible by 6 pm.

This Weekend: Saturday will feel more like January than April with snow and wind. Snow totals of 12-16" in the upper elevations are possible by Sunday.
Recent Avalanches
Cloud cover and winds kept the snow surface cool on Thursday which minimized wet avalanche activity.

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Avalanche Problem #1
Wet Snow
Wet-loose avalanches are possible in wind-sheltered terrain at low elevations due to poor overnight refreezes.
Cornices are large and adorn many ridgelines. Warm temperatures may make cornices more prone to collapsing naturally onto slopes below.
General Announcements
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.