Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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The avalanche danger is Level 2 (MODERATE) in areas that received more then 5 inches of snow especially in wind drifted locations such as along ridgelines. Watch for these fresh drifts on a variety of aspects as the wind shifts to the east today.


This little storm didn't due much for the Ogden area with only a trace to a couple inches of accumulation. Temperatures are in the single digits and winds are from the north with Ogden Peak hinting at an easterly component already. Speeds bumped just slightly overnight with moderate to stronger gusts most pronounced at the upper elevations. It looks like the winds were fairly well behaved along the mid elevation ridges.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Fresh wind slabs will be the most active concern for today. Low density snow is easily transported into sensitive drifts. These will be very manageable in that people with some experience will easily recognize areas of concern and should be able to figure out how sensitive they are by tweaking test slopes and by using slope cuts prior to diving into steeper slopes. Keep in mind that the wind direction is likely to switch to the east later which will produce loading patterns that we don’t usually see. You may see drifts form on westerly facing slopes.


Snow flurries may continue for a portion of the day without a whole lot more accumulation. They’ll taper off as the day goes on. Temperatures will remain cold in the single digits and we’ll see moderate northerly winds increase a bit switching more northeast as the day progresses. East wind events can be gusty. Temperatures remain cold tonight and into Wednesday but will gradually be on the rise with a nice temperature inversion taking place into the later part of the week. We remain in a northerly flow with a potential brush by storm for the weekend and a ridge of high pressure following into next week.


If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry - especially if you are adjacent to a ski area – please call the following teams to alert them to the slide and whether anyone is missing or not. Rescue teams can be exposed to significant hazard when responding to avalanches, and do not want to do so when unneeded. Thanks.

Salt Lake – Alta Central (801-742-2033)

Ogden – Snowbasin Patrol Dispatch (801-620-1017)

Provo – Sundance Patrol Dispatch (801-223-4150)

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

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