Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Issued by Brett Kobernik for Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:59am
THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH TODAY. Travel in avalanche terrain is not advised. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches very likely. Stay off of and out from underneath all steep slopes.
THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL REMAIN ELEVATED INTO THE WEEKEND. This weekend will be ripe for an avalanche accident as the storm clears and people are eager to go enjoy the fresh snow.
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Avalanche Warning
THE UAC HAS CONTINUED AN AVALANCHE WARNING FOR THE MANTI SKYLINE.
THE AVALANCHE DANGER REMAINS HIGH TODAY.
HEAVY SNOW, STRONG WINDS ON TOP OF PRE-EXISTING LAYERS OF WEAK SNOW ARE CREATING WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW AT MID AND UPPER ELEVATIONS.
Weather and Snow
We're up to about 2 feet of snow along the Manti Skyline since Monday night. Light snowfall continued overnight not adding up to much. The wind was strong from the southwest on Tuesday. The flow switched to northwest on Wednesday with continued strong speeds. This long period of wind drifted massive amounts of snow. With a weak pre-existing snowpack structure before this storm, it should be fairly obvious that rapidly loading it with a massive amount of snow is going to cause problems.
We'll see continued light snowfall this morning which should taper off as the day goes on. Northwest wind will continue to be fairly strong. Temperatures are in the low single digits and will only get up to around 11 degrees.
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Additional Information
This forecast is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

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