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.
(click HERE for tomorrow's danger rating)

Danger Rose Tutorial

The danger is mostly Low or level 1. A few pockets with Moderate or level 2 danger exist in areas with preexisting snow, and you might trigger shallow wind slabs at the highest elevations on a few steep drifted north facing slopes. Carry your rescue gear and follow normal winter safe travel protocols.....


Under several inches of fresh snow from the weekend you'll find very shallow yet mostly solid October snow only on north facing slopes above around 8500', but coverage is still quite thin and you should expect to also find rocks. Remember that the Tony Grove Road is not maintained for wheeled vehicles in the winter. The road is currently covered by snow and ice in places and driving conditions are likely to rapidly deteriorate in the coming storm....


Yesterday, I was still easily able to trigger cracking and collapses on faceted or sugary snow which sits atop the now solid snow from early October and just below the nice powdery snow from the weekend and Monday....


      Over the next 24 hours.

In the Logan Area, soft wind slabs formed in the past couple days on weak sugary or faceted snow just above the solid early October base. These may present some danger on a few isolated drifted north facing slopes at upper elevations.


A strong high pressure system will continue to build of the region bringing fair weather and warming to mountain areas. Temperatures in the valleys will stay fairly cold today due to a fairly strong inversion. The next pacific storm will affect Northern Utah over the weekend.... The stronger northern split in the storm will impact our area, bringing good potential for significant snowfall and fairly strong winds on Saturday. Unsettled, snowy weather is likely to continue well into early next week....


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.