On Friday, a skier was killed in an avalanche near Electric Lake on the Manti/Skyline Plateau. Their body was recovered Saturday morning. You can read the updated report - including photos and video from the accident site - by clicking here
. The UAC extends our deepest condolences to their family and friends.
Mountain temperatures are in the 20’s F and south/southwest winds are moderate to strong, gusting in the 30’s and 40’s mph at mid elevations, and 50’s mph at upper elevations.
A strong cold front is forecasted to enter the Wasatch this morning, with temperatures dropping throughout the day. Winds will switch to the northwest this morning, and persist through much of the day, gusting in the 30’s and 40’s mph at mid and upper elevations.
A cold, moist storm is on our doorstep, with snowfall expected to begin this morning, lasting through most of the daylight hours. We should routinely see snowfall rates of 1”/hr, but a period of heavy snowfall from mid-morning through early afternoon will push rates to 2-3”/hr at times. A brief break is possible late afternoon, with snow showers picking up again this evening. Expected snowfall totals by Tuesday morning are 18-24", with totals possibly approaching 30" in areas favored by northwest flow such as upper Little Cottonwood Canyon.
No backcountry avalanches were reported from Sunday. However control work at a Cottonwood resort pulled out a large avalanche that broke 6' deep on a northeast slope at 10,500'.