Forecast for the Uintas Area Mountains
Issued by Craig Gordon for Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 3:51am
HEADS UP... THE AVALANCHE DANGER WILL REMAIN SKETCHY FOR 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 upper elevations, the avalanche danger is HIGH. As today's storm evolves, natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches very likely on steep slopes facing the north half of the compass, particularly those that harbor weak, pre-existing snow.
In addition, strong winds are whipping up fresh drifts in mid elevation terrain, creating dangerous avalanche conditions, especially on slopes facing the north half of the compass. Expect pockets of CONSIDERABLE avalanche danger on steep mid elevation, wind drifted slopes, where human triggered avalanches are likely.
MODERATE avalanche danger exists on upper elevation southerly slopes where chutes and gullies may be crossloaded and human triggered avalanches are possible.
Here's your exit strategy-
Low elevation terrain and slopes that had no old snow prior to the Thanksgiving storm generally offer LOW avalanche danger and human triggered avalanches are unlikely.
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