Under partly cloudy
skies temperatures are in the single digits F. Winds are blowing from the northwest 25 gusting to 40 MPH at the highest ridgelines and 10 gusting to 25 MPH at the 9,000' ridgelines. Last night 1-2" of snow fell. For today,
winds will blow from the northwest 20 gusting to 35 MPH at the 9,000' ridgelines and 30 gusting to 55 MPH at the 11,000' ridgelines. Wind speeds will increase this afternoon. Skies will be partly cloudy with mountain temperatures 16-20 F. Expect increasing clouds and 2-4" of snow this afternoon.
Small loose avalanches are possible in steep terrain at all elevations. Yesterday, even with temperatures barely creeping into the mid 20's F there were reports of wet loose activity on steep solar aspects. Look for warming on any solar aspect at mid and lower elevations and avoid traveling underneath these slopes as an avalanche in steep rocky terrain could lead to an injury.
were reports of natural dry and wet loose avalanches in steep terrain in the Provo
area mountains; and small skier triggered wind-drifted snow avalanches above the town of Alta
and in the Snowbasin
on backcountry observations HERE