Forecast for the Salt Lake Area Mountains
Issued by Evelyn Lees for Friday, December 14, 2018 - 6:34am
The avalanche danger is MODERATE on mid and upper elevation slopes facing northwest through easterly, and on upper elevation west and southeasterly facing slopes. Slab avalanches could break 2 to 4 feet deep, failing near the ground on weak, sugary facets.
- Old wind drifts can still be triggered on steep slopes, and any new soft drifts from the afternoon winds will be easy to trigger.
- Wet loose sluffs can be triggered on steep, sunny slopes if the snow becomes damp, serious if they push you over a rock band or into a gully.
- Good news – Wednesday’s storm did a good job covering the old, tracked and worn out snow surface, and once again there’s plenty of excellent – and safer – riding on southerly and lower angle slopes.
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