Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Drew Hardesty


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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The danger is MODERATE on steep slopes that were loaded with wind-drifted snow You will find these slopes mostly along the upper elevation ridges on slopes that face north, northeast and east.


Instability showers kept piling it up in the Salt Lake, Park City, and Ogden mountains. Totals pushed a foot of alternating smoke and graupel. The moisture tap landed in the Provo mountains, with snow totals reaching 3' of snow in just over 24 hours. See photo. Winds blew from the west southwest for part of the afternoon, but have since calmed to less than 20mph. Temps are back into the single digits.


From Ogden's 11" yeserday of very low density snow, some shallow naturalling but mostly sluffing comprised the activity. 


      Over the next 24 hours.

 Cracking and collapsing are signs of local instability.  With manageable conditions, throw in a slope cut prior to committing to a steeper run.


We'll have mostly cleary skies. Winds will be 15-20 form the west and temps will be in the single digits to lowest teens. Another powerful storm will impact the southern Wasatch tonight into tomorrow, with another storm to even the score Thursday night into Friday and Saturday. The storms are lined up.


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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.

Drew Hardesty will update this forecast by 7:30 on Tuesday morning.

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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