Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


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The avalanche danger is generally MODERATE in the Ogden area Mountains. This means that human triggered avalanches are possible. The danger may rise if any heating occurs during the day.


There was very little snow accumulation in the Ogden area mountains in the last 24 hours. Temperatures are in the teens. Along the highest ridgelines there was a bump in wind speeds overnight from the northwest but they’ve slowed again. Mid and lower elevations were spared of any wind affect.


No avalanche activity was reported from the Ogden mountains.


      Over the next 10 hours.

Heat initiate avalanching is a possibility as the day goes on. Greenhousing with thin clouds or direct sun could make the new snow become unstable quite quickly. If you feel the slightest hint of warming, evaluate where you are and where you need to go to keep out of avalanche paths that may release naturally. You may need to alter your route accordingly. Stay out of gullies and terrain traps during these periods. Rollerballing is the first clue the snow is heating up.


      Over the next 24 hours.

There may be a few spots where the newest snow is still unstable and a human triggered soft slab could still be triggered. However, with little snow out of this last storm, this seems fairly unlikely.


The storm is winding down but periods of snow are expected this morning with probably not a whole lot of accumulation. 8000 foot temperatures will be in the upper 20s and low to mid 20s along the ridges. Winds will be from the northwest in the 5 to 15 mph range along the mid elevation ridges gusting into the 20s and maybe 30s along the more exposed locations. The storm winds down this afternoon with a sharp ridge moving in and warmer temperatures Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.


Wasatch Powderbird Guides didn’t get out on Friday and won’t be out today. Check their operations planning page is here.

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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.

Evaluate will update this advisory by 7:30 tomorrow morning.

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