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Forecast for the Skyline Area Mountains

Issued by Brett Kobernik for Monday, April 18, 2022
Special Announcements
Avalanche forecasts for the Manti Skyline will be intermittent and storm dependent through the rest of April.
The next potentially significant storm is looking like Friday.
Weather and Snow
Current Conditions
The new snow that fell Saturday was damp on all aspects and elevations by mid day on Sunday. It will basically remain wet and continue melting all week. We may see some cool enough nights where the snow surface freezes. Warm daytime temperatures will quickly melt any frozen crusts.
Mountain Weather
We'll have quite warm weather Monday and Tuesday. A very minor weather disturbance moves through Tuesday night which won't do much. Temperatures stay warm Wednesday and Thursday. The next chance for snow accumulations looks like a storm shaping up for Friday.
Avalanche Problem #1
Wet Snow
Wet snow avalanches are your main concern at this time of the season. These generally don't pose much threat to people. The rule of thumb for staying safe from wet avalanches is if you find yourself in areas where the snow is super wet, slushy, sloppy and unsupportable to the point where your boots are sinking deep into the wet snow, stay off of and out from underneath steep slopes. Also, stay out of gullies and ravines with steep walls. It's fine to go out and enjoy the wet snow but don't overstay your welcome later in the afternoon when things are really wet.
The typical springtime cycle is the snowpack becomes stable overnight when the surface freezes and then it becomes more unstable during the heat of the day as it gets wet and sloppy.
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.