Forecast for the Salt Lake Area Mountains
Issued by Evelyn Lees for Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 5:50am
Dangerous avalanche conditions. The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE on and below the steep, wind drifted slopes at mid and upper elevations. Human triggered avalanches are likely and natural avalanches possible. Some avalanches may be triggered at a distance or from below. Be aware of what is above you, and avoid travel in avalanche runout zones such as the bottom of gullies and couloirs and travel below slopes being loaded by the wind. The growing cornices are unstable, and will break back further than expected.
Seek out terrain without wind-drifts or wind slabs. Wind sheltered, mid elevation terrain has a much lower avalanche danger (and much better turning conditions!).
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