Logan Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Toby Weed


Please join the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center in Logan for our annual "Pray for Snow" Fundraiser and Party on Wednesday November 30th at the Italian Place in downtown Logan. The event will feature a silent auction, raffle, great food, music, and a special presentation by Bruce Tremper, the Director of the Utah Avalanche Center.

Please call 757-2794 for more info.


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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Pockets with Moderate danger exist and you could trigger shallow wind slabs at the highest elevations on a few drifted steep north facing slopes. Carry your rescue gear and follow normal winter safe travel protocols.


Under just a couple inches of fresh snow you'll find very shallow yet mostly solid October snow on north facing slopes above around 8500', but coverage is quite thin and you should expect to also find rocks. We found the Tony Grove Road easily traveled yesterday, with only a short section of ice in the shade. But, remember that the road is not maintained for wheeled vehicles in the winter, and driving conditions are likely to rapidly deteriorate in a storm....


Last week we triggered surface cracking and a couple very small and manageable wind slabs in steep terrain.... Not much of a concern yet, but slabs forming on weak sugary snow just above the solid October base are likely to present some danger in the near future.....


      Over the next 24 hours.

Shallow wind slabs likely formed on isolated steep north facing slopes at upper elevations. On some smooth slopes with previous snow cover you could trigger small wind slabs, and these could present a problem in some steep rocky or treed terrain....


Snowfall will tapper off today as the broad cold front exits the region and heads off to the east and south.... Expect a chilly and cloudy day tomorrow with another inch or so of accumulation possible tomorrow and tomorrow night. Next week we'll see a return to Fall high pressure and clearing.... Another round of snow is possible on around Veterans Day.


We're back in the office and we'll start issuing regular advisories when more snow falls in the mountains around 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.