Forecast for the Provo Area Mountains
Issued by Mark Staples for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:03am
Today with new snow and S and SW winds, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE at upper elevations. In these locations, wind drifts alone may produce an avalanche, however, the heavy new snow combined with the additional weight of wind drifted snow, may cause avalanches to break on buried persistent weak layers.
The danger is MODERATE mid elevations where wind drifts should be less common. Persistent weak layers exists at these mid elevations, but lacking the addition load of wind blown snow, they may not be as sensitive. At low elevations the danger is LOW where avalanche conditions are generally safe.
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