Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains
Issued by Craig Gordon for Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 3:07am
Heads up- don't let the warm sunshine lull you into a false sense of complacency... it's still the real deal out there today and dangerous avalanche conditions exist.
In the wind zone, at and above treeline the avalanche danger is HIGH. Human triggered avalanches are VERY LIKELY on steep slopes with recent deposits of wind drifted snow, particularly those facing the north half of the compass, and especially those an easterly component to their aspect
Any avalanche that breaks into deeper buried weak layers near the ground will result in a scary, dangerous, and possibly unsurvivable avalanche.
CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger is found on steep, wind drifted slopes at mid elevations, and human triggered avalanches are LIKELY in terrain facing the north half of the compass.
Even low elevation terrain is getting in on the act where you'll find MODERATE avalanche danger on steep snow covered slopes.
If you're looking to ride today, simply head to big open meadows with no steep terrain above or connected to where you're traveling.
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