Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains
Issued by Craig Gordon for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:18am
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 CONSIDERABLE. Human triggered avalanches are 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.
MODERATE avalanche danger is found on steep, wind drifted slopes at mid elevations, and human triggered avalanches are POSSIBLE in terrain facing the north half of the compass.
If you're looking for LOW avalanche danger, simply head to lower elevation terrain or big open meadows with no steep terrain above or connected to where you're traveling.
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