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Forecast for the Provo Area Mountains

Issued by Drew Hardesty for Sunday, November 13, 2022
It's a great time to be in the mountains.
The snow is mostly stable and the avalanche danger is LOW on all aspects and elevations.
Loose dry sluffing is possible in steep northerly terrain. It may also be possible to trigger a shallow pocket of wind drifted snow in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
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Special Announcements
Many ski areas are now closed to uphill travel in order to prepare for winter operations. Resort uphill travel policies can be found HERE.
Weather and Snow
Skies are clear. Winds are light from the southwest. Mountain temperatures are in the low 20s. A weak storm will pass to the south of us today and we'll see partly cloudy skies and light veering winds to the north. Temps will be in the mid-20s. Dry, cool and stable conditions are on tap for the week.
The GOOD NEWS is that coverage is decent for this time of year and riding conditions on the northerly aspects are fair to good. Snow depths are 1-2' in the Provo mountains but solar aspects will be crusted this morning and some of the open and exposed terrain will have some wind damage.

The Week in Review will appear regularly by early to mid-December, but given the impressive storm cycle over this past week, we have published a special early November edition.
Recent Avalanches
No avalanche activity was reported from the backcountry yesterday. That said, one party encountered avalanche conditions they did not like and wisely turned around. I applaud this good decision making.

Read the most recent observations from the backcountry HERE.
If you see anything we should know about, please submit your own observations HERE.
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Normal Caution
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The snow is mostly stable and normal caution is advised. Loose dry sluffing is possible in steep northerly terrain. It may also be possible to trigger a shallow pocket of wind drifted snow in isolated areas or extreme terrain.
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.