Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


I'll be giving a basic avalanche awareness talk at the Sandy location of REI tonight at 7pm. It's free and open to the public.


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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The avalanche danger is MODERATE on slopes steeper then 35 degrees especially on northwest through east aspects. Human triggered avalanches are possible. Continue to follow backcountry protocol by only putting one person in avalanche terrain at a time and clear the runnout zones.


We have some light snow flurries this morning that have added just a trace of new snow to a few locations. Temperatures range from the upper teens to mid 20s and winds are generally light from a northerly direction.


No new avalanche activity was reported from the backcountry on Wednesday. Ski resort explosive testing did bring out a new wind drift that was 2 to 4 feet deep and around 60 feet wide.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Tuesdays wind event formed some new wind drifts and slabs that may still be sensitive to the weight of a person today. The most likely areas will be on north through east facing aspects. They are more likely to release where they are sitting on weak faceted snow. Watch for rounded "pillowy" looking drifts and listen for hollow sounds. If you find these signs, dig down to look for sugary snow below the drift.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Many savvy backcountry travelers and snow professionals feel like the energy has gone out of the snow for the most part right now, but, they admit that they are still taking a somewhat conservative approach and feel that an avalanche breaking into older snow is still possible if you poke around enough. The most likely spots are northwest through east facing slopes with a shallow snowpack, perhaps in areas with less then 2 or 2.5 feet total snow depth.


We could see a few snow flurries still this morning not adding much more then a trace or so of snow at most locations. Northerly winds should remain fairly light. Ridgetop temperatures will max out in the mid to upper 20s. High pressure builds into the region tonight and into Friday with mostly clear skies and mild temperatures. We'll see some clouds through the weekend with continued mild temperatures. There are a few chances for snow shaping up for next week.


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Bruce will update this forecast tomorrow morning. Thanks for calling.

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