Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Bruce Tremper


Through a generous donation by Backcountry.com to our partners the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center we will continue forecasting until April 24th. I will issur a combination of early morning weekend forecasts and mid week afternoon updates, with weekend only updates for the Logan and Uintas area mountains. Thank You!!


Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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There is a MODERATE (Level 2) danger of wet sluffs on steep slopes as they become soggy with rain or the heat of the sun. You may find them on all aspects and elevations. Stay off of and out from underneath steep slopes when they get soggy today. There is also a MODERATE (Level 2) danger of lingering wind slabs along high elevation ridges and peaks.


The sun yesterday the sun made manky snow out of all but the highest elevation, north facing slopes. This morning, temperatures are much warmer than yesterday and light rain is falling to 8,500'. Today we may get periods of sun poking through the clouds, which could cause greenhouse warming of snow on most all aspects and elevations. No, it doesn't sound like a great day to get out to me either.


There were no reports of human triggered avalanches in the backcountry yesterday, but there was quite a bit of wet sluffing on the steep, sun exposed slopes. See Current Conditions for all observations posted by others.


      Over the next 8 hours.

Today, expect some wet avalanche activity again, but this time add low elevation rain to the mix. Yuck. Light rain should fall to 8,500' or higher. Much of the lower elevation snow already got wet yesterday from the sun but the rain should make everything damp on all aspects at elevations below about 8,500'.

If that's not enough, the sun may poke through the low and mid elevation clouds today and create some greenhousing, which will further make the snow wet on all aspects and all but the highest elevations.

The bottom line, avoid steep slopes that are getting soggy.


      Over the next 24 hours.

There may still be a few, lingering wind slabs along the high elevation ridges and peaks. As usual, avoid steep slopes with wind deposits.


No problem identified.
No probability identified.
No size identified.
No trend identified.


Unsettled weather will continue with light rain below 8,500' today and a few snow showers at upper elevations. Winds should remain light to moderate. We could see the sun poke through the clouds at times as well.

There is a stronger disturbance forecast for Sunday, especially Sunday night into Monday, which could give us another 6-8 inches of snow.



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)

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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