Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


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Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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We have a Level 2 (MODERATE) avalanche danger in the upper elevation west through northeast facing terrain on slopes 35 degrees and steeper. Out of wind effected terrain the danger is Level 1 (LOW). The danger will gradually be on the rise with additional snowfall this afternoon.


South to southeast winds are still a bit gusty this morning with gusts in the 20s along the mid elevation ridges and gusting into the 40s along the higher ridges. Temperatures are in the teens to low 20s. Light snowfall has been reported already this morning.


      Over the next 24 hours.

The fresh drifts that formed over the last couple of days have been stubborn to fracture and I’d expect the same for today. Keeping an eye out for these fresh drifts will be your biggest concern for today. A slight easterly component to the winds may load some westerly facing slopes. This is not the usual loading pattern and it can catch people off guard. Also, on many westerly aspects, the January rain crust and associated weak layers have been sitting not far under the snow surface making for weaker snow. With a new wind load this may be one of the places an avalanche may break into persistent weak layers.


      Over the next 24 hours.

Storm snow probably won’t pose a real threat today but always pay attention when snowfall rates increase rapidly. Heavy snowfall coupled with a little wind can increase the avalanche danger real quickly.


A large trough that is drifting to our south will feed moisture into our area starting today and through Sunday. Ridgetop temperatures will be in the low to mid 20s and southerly or southeasterly winds will continue to be a bit gusty through the day. We should see 4 to 8 inches into Sunday with additional accumulation possible during the day on Sunday.


Skis found - Mt Aire trailhead (Lambs Canyon exit). Call to ID 801-524-5304.

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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Dawn Patrol Forecast Hotline, updated by 05:30: 888-999-4019 option 8.

Daily observations are frequently posted by 10 pm each evening.

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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.

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

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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