Forecast for the Ogden Area Mountains

Drew Hardesty
Issued by Drew Hardesty for
Thursday, April 7, 2022
The snow is generally stable and the avalanche danger is LOW.
Remember that risk is inherent in mountain travel and even a small avalanche can lead to a bad outcome in radical terrain. Watch for shallow pockets of wind slab in isolated terrain and expect shallow wet loose sluffing on the steep sunlit slopes with daytime warming.
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Weather and Snow
Skies are clear.
Mountain temperatures are in the mid-20s. Northwest winds are blowing 10-15mph with gusts to 20. Along the Ogden skyline, winds are blowing 20mph with gusts to 30.
Fair and mild conditions are expected today and tomorrow ahead a series of increasingly cold and wet storms slated for this weekend and into next week.
Backcountry travel is easy and fun with a couple inches of dense snow and some wind-effect capping myriad crusts. Southerly aspects will have a short lived crust this morning that will soften with daytime warming.

A sharp but dry cold front slices through Utah Saturday, dropping mountain temperatures to the low single digits by Sunday. This paves the way for an what looks to be a wet and stormy pattern for the week. Stay tuned.
Recent Avalanches

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Avalanche Problem #1
Normal Caution
The snow is generally stable and the avalanche danger is LOW. If traveling into the mountains today, I would have a couple things on the radar:
  • Wet loose avalanches on the steep sunlit slopes. These wet sluffs will be shallow and slow moving but easy to trigger on the steeper sunny slopes today with daytime warming. Choose timing and terrain carefully.
  • Cornice fall is always possible this time of year.
  • Shallow pockets of wind slab exist in isolated terrain. These should not pose much of a problem except in or above radical terrain.
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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.