Ogden Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Brett Kobernik


With our budget as thin as our snowpack and the avalanche danger forecast to remain LOW for a number of days we are considering dropping a few forecasts this week and bank the days for late in the season.

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Danger by aspect and elevation on slopes approaching 35° or steeper.
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The avalanche danger is generally LOW, but LOW danger does not mean no danger Small avalanches in isolated terrain are possible. Always approach steep slopes, especially at the upper elevations, with caution and think about consequences – if a small wind slab broke out beneath you or a loose snow sluff threw you off balance, could it send you off a cliff or into trees and rocks?


Under clear skies, temperatures are in the mid 20s along the higher elevation terrain and a bit colder in the drainage bottoms. Winds are very light from the southwest.

The snowpack continues to deteriorate. Check out "Monitoring Early Season Weak Layers: Part 3"


      Over the next 24 hours.

LOW danger means normal caution – be alert to your surroundings, still travel one at a time on steep slopes, think about escape routes, and identify the few isolated places where you could trigger a small hard wind drift or loose sluff. Be aware if you’re in a place where being knocked off balance or pushed could result in going for a ride off a cliff or into trees.


We'll see a some high clouds and high temperatures in the upper 20s to mid 30s. Winds will generally be light and should from the southwest. It'll be another nice day on Sunday. A storm passes to our south and will cloud things up a bit on Tuesday. The GFS weather model seems a little 'wishy washy' about later in the week and has hints of a minor snow event for us. It looks like another closed low where most of the action will drift to our south.


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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