Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Brett Kobernik
Issued by Brett Kobernik for
Sunday, April 14, 2024
The overall avalanche danger remains generally LOW on the Skyline today.
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Weather and Snow
Current Conditions: It was the second night in a row with mild overnight temperatures. Lows were in the mid to upper 30s. Wind from the south started pretty light on Saturday and has increased into the moderate speed category.
Mountain Weather: We'll have another day with mostly clear skies, high temperatures into the mid to upper 40s. Wind from the south will continue in the moderate speed category. It'll probably feel a little breezy today. A storm will move through on Monday with cooler temperatures and snow. It looks like we could see 4 to 8 inches of new snow.
Avalanche Problem #1
Wet Snow
The snow surface should be frozen this morning but it's probably a pretty superficial freeze since we had pretty warm overnight temperatures. Get on it early. You'll want to start avoiding steep slopes as the snow gets really wet and sloppy. If you're punching through deeper into the snow, it's becoming unstable. Avoid being in steep walled gullies and ravines as the snow becomes wet. Timing is everything in the Spring. Avalanche conditions are mostly stable in the morning and get more unstable later on with daytime heating.
Wet avalanches usually don't pose much threat to people on the Skyline. I'm not expecting much trouble today. That said, pay attention out there and don't let your avalanche guard down.
General Announcements
This forecast is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This forecast describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.