Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains
Issued by Craig Gordon for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 4:06am
HEADS UP... EXPECT A RAPIDLY RISING AVALANCHE DANGER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS!
Avalanche avoidance is key and it's really quite easy.... simply stay off of and out from under steep wind drifted slopes.
For today, in the wind zone at mid and upper elevations, the avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE. As today's storm evolves, natural avalanches are possible and human triggered avalanches likely on steep slopes facing the north half of the compass, particularly those that harbor weak, pre-existing snow. Along the high ridgelines on the other side of the compass, pockets of MODERATE avalanche danger are found on steep south facing terrain, and human triggered avalanches are possible.
Lose a little elevation and there's less contiguous old snow. Mid elevation terrain facing the north half of the compass offers MODERATE avalanche danger. Human triggered avalanches are possible on any steep, mid elevation slope with recent deposits of wind drifted snow.
Here's your exit strategy-
Because of the lack of old snow, you'll find LOW avalanche danger on mid and low elevation south facing terrain, where both natural and human triggered avalanches are unlikely.
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