Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


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The avalanche danger remains LOW. You will have to go out of your way to find trouble out there. Watch the most exposed ridgelines for minor drifting that may be sensitive to a person.


Ridgetop temperatures are in the mid teens and in the mid 20s at the 8000 foot level. Winds are light from the northwest. The snow surface consists of user friendly settled powder on the northerly aspects to not so friendly melt freeze crusts on southerly slopes. Some surface hoar has been noted from observers.


There’s been no recent avalanche activity reported. Winds drifted snow slightly along the higher elevation ridges where you could find small fresh cornices that would crack on Saturday.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Watch for any fresh drifts along the ridges that may crack under the weight of a person. Rocks are really being the biggest threat out there right now.


It looks like we’re going to see snow showers and flurries starting later today and extending into Wednesday. Today we’ll have cloudy skies and ridgetop temperatures should get into the low to mid 20s and ridgetop winds will be from the northwest gradually increasing as the day goes on. There should be a period of fairly consistent snowfall tonight. Snowfall is going to trickle but I think we could see 4 to 8 inches in the Cottonwoods or a bit more if we’re lucky by the time things are said and done Wednesday.



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