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Mountain temperatures are in the mid-twenties.
Winds are westerly, blowing 10-15mph with gusts to 20. Along the highest peaks and ridgelines, the anemometers spin 25-30mph with gusts to 40.
Yesterday's burst of snowfall added up to 2-4" in the span of a few hours with 4-8" since last Thursday.
For today, we'll have clear skies, diminishing west to southwest winds, and skyrocketing temperatures to near 50°F in the mountains. Ridgetop temps will rise to the mid-30s. It'll be sweltering out there -
The HEAT WAVE will continue through Wednesday night with ridgtop temps rising to near 40°F with poor-at best-overnight refreezes. A cold front arrives with relief early Thursday morning.
We heard about one long running avalanche out of the NE Chute of Elk Point yesterday (thanks Kris Nosack
). This frequent offender runs thousands of feet down to near the Aspen Grove parking lot and this terrain in Primrose Cirque remains in the line of fire today.
In the SLC mountains, with sunbreaks and some greenhousing, backcountry parties were able to initiate 8-12" damp push-alanches
in the low and mid-elevations, running easily on the slick underlying crusts.
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