Forecast for the Provo Area Mountains

Trent Meisenheimer
Issued by Trent Meisenheimer for
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Today the avalanche danger is LOW on all aspects and elevations. Watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features. Natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely.
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Weather and Snow
Under clear skies, the mountain temperatures range from 27-35 °F. Winds are blowing from the west at speeds of 5-15 mph across the upper elevation terrain. If you're getting above 10,500' in elevation the winds are blowing a bit stronger with speeds of 15-20 mph gusting into the 30's.
You can expect plenty of sunshine this morning with mountain temperatures climbing into the 30's & 40's °F. Winds will remain from the west-southwest and are forecasted to blow 10-20 mph with gusts into the 30's across the upper elevations. Later this afternoon the winds will veer to the northwest, clouds will increase, and temperatures will begin to cool as a dry cold front moves through northern Utah.
It's as good as it gets. Softening snow on the southerly aspects along with cold, dry, shallow powder on the north.
Recent Avalanches
No avalanches were reported yesterday. Recent backcountry observations and avalanches are HERE.
Avalanche Problem #1
Normal Caution
Overnight temperatures and clear skies allowed the snow surface to once again freeze solid. Today, we will see partly cloudy skies and just enough wind to keep the wet activity at bay. As a result, the avalanche danger is LOW, and natural and human-triggered avalanches are unlikely.
Remember, Normal Caution means: That any avalanche type is possible but the most common would be wind slab, loose wet, and loose dry avalanches and they would be expected to be small. Do not approach a Normal Caution avalanche problem as an “anything goes” situation. Continue to keep your guard up and look for any signs of unstable snow.
Don't forget that small avalanches can have devastating consequences given your terrain selection. Always evaluate the snow, terrain, and weather conditions as you travel.
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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.