Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains

Issued by Craig Gordon for Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 9:31am
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Weather and Snow
Early October storms stacked up close to two feet of snow that settled to about half that depth in the past few weeks. An active weather pattern brought another couple inches our way since November began and more snow is on tap for the region late this weekend. The snowpack is shallow and layered.., mostly comprised of faceted snow with a few crusts thrown in the mix. Sunny slopes are bare and brown, but on high shady slopes, I don't see this snow dissapearing. That said- these are the building blocks to our upcoming winter and we'll have to keep an eye on the weather to determine the furture course of strength and stability. Remember- it's super thin right now and chances of slamming into a season ending rock or stump vastly outweight the possibility of triggering an avalanche. However, if there's enough snow to ride, then there's enough snow to slide.
Our main man Ted Scroggin was out and about in Whitney Basin yesterday. He reports a thin, layered snowpack with about 18" of snow on the ground on upper elevation, north facing slopes. Click here for a more detailed ob and short viddy.
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