Logan Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Toby Weed


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Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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Overall, the danger in the backcountry is LOW. There are, however, still a few isolated pockets with a MODERATE danger on very steep and exposed upper elevation slopes.


You'll find a wide variety of old snow surfaces and lots of tracks, especially on the popular smooth north facing slopes south of Tony Grove Lake. Snow cover is limited to north facing upper elevation slopes, and hitting rocks or other shallowly buried obstacles probably still presents the largest safety concern....

There's just not enough snow for backcountry riding, and you pretty much have to stay on snow covered upper elevation roadways. Remember to slow down and watch out for pedestrians, especially in congested areas like Tony Grove.


I triggered a fairly large wind slab avalanche from the ridge in the West Tony Grove Area a week ago.

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      Over the next 24 hours.

Today, there are isolated pockets where you might trigger stiff wind slab avalanches about a foot deep on very steep slopes in exposed terrain.


No probability identified.
No size identified.
No trend identified.

You should certainly continue to follow proper traveling protocols and carry and practice with your avalanche rescue gear... The shallow snow on the ground is quite weak and in most cases, getting weaker.


A high pressure system is building in over the region, and will control the weather for the first part of the week. A dry cold front will bring cooler temperatures midweek...There is still quite a lot of spread in the models and uncertainty in the forecast for the upcoming weekend, but the chances are improving for a cold storm and snow arriving as soon as late Friday and lasting into the weekend.


We will be issuing intermittent avalanche advisories as conditions warrant. I'll begin to issue regular advisories later in December and when the winter season really gets rolling....

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The information in this advisory is from the U.S. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

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.

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