Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Issued by Brett Kobernik for Friday, March 15, 2019 - 7:06am
The avalanche danger starts out MODERATE but may rise to CONSIDERABLE with daytime heating causing natural wet snow avalanches. As slopes become damp, avoid being on or below steep terrain. The danger will be most pronounced in the mid portion of the Skyline around the Ephraim Canyon zone which received the most snow during the last storm. Secondly, continue to pay attention to recently formed drifts of wind blown snow that still could be sensitive today.
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Weather and Snow
Avalanche Problem #1
Wet Snow
Daytime heating today will most likely cause natural wet avalanche activity as the new snow gets damp. East facing slopes will be the first to heat up, then south, then west later in the day. For experienced backcountry travelers, this is not a real dangerous situation as it is easy to identify steep wet slopes and simply avoid being on or below them.
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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