Logan Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Toby Weed


The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center in Logan will present the 5th annual Pray for Snow benefit party at the Bullen Center on Main street in Logan, Friday, November 21st at 6:30.  Proceeds will help support your local avalanche center right here in Logan.  Hope to see you there.


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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There's a LOW danger on most slopes in the backcountry. But hard wind slab avalanches are possible and pockets with a MODERATE danger do exist in exposed upper elevation terrain.


Rain and freezing rain fell even at the highest elevations Wednesday and yesterday, turning the fresh snow into cream brulee.  Temperatures plummited overnight in the mountains, and the snow at mid elevations this morning will be more like concrete.  As opposed to powder we'll be looking for supportable snow in the backcountry today.  At least high elevation coverage is improving a bit. With one inch of new snow and another inch of mostly rain in the last 24 hours, there's now 16 inches on the ground containing just under 3 inches of SWE at the Tony Grove Snotel.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Very strong winds will continue today, and you might find some booby-trap wind slabs near upper elevation ridges and in terrain features like gullies and scoops...  The rain fell even up high cementing most of the snow in place, but watch for very hard, often hollow sounding slabs.  These can be quite tricky often allowing you to get well out on a slope before releasing.


Northerly winds will diminish this evening and a strong ridge of high pressure will move into the region for the weekend.  Looks like fair weather for the foreseeable future with no more storms on the horizon for a while.  Expect warming daytime temperatures in the mountains and stagnation in the valleys.


Free Avalanche Awareness Talks:


*November 19, Wednesday 7:00 pm, Butters Tractor, Tremonton……

For Snowmobilers


*November 20, Thursday 6:30 pm, Logan Ranger District Offices, 1500 E Hwy 89 Logan….

This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done.  This advisory is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

This advisory provided by the USDA Forest Service, in partnership with:

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, Utah Division of Emergency Management, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority and the friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center. See our Sponsors Page for a complete list.