Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Friday - November 29, 2013 - 6:56am
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There is an overall LOW avalanche danger. Continue to use caution in the steep, upper elevation northerly facing terrain where you may still find small pockets which could release.

The next update to this advisory will be Monday, December 2nd unless conditions warrant. Continue to check the MOST RECENT OBSERVATIONS which are updated daily.

special announcement

UDOT artillery site-in. Backcountry closed South side of Big Cottonwood Canyon from Broads Fork to Stairs Gulch 12:01am to 9:00am on Friday 11/29/13.

current conditions

Mild temperatures and light winds continue. Night time lows are in the mid 20s and daytime highs around 40. The snow surface is loose in areas that haven't been effected by the winds from last weekend. Overall, the snow cover remains very shallow.

Avalanche Problem 1
type aspect/elevation characteristics
over the next 24 hours

The older weak layers have adjusted to the snow and wind from last weekend and seem to be dormant at the time being. If you are getting into very steep terrain in the upper elevation northerly aspects, you MAY still be able to trigger a small avalanche but I suspect you'd have to try pretty hard to find something to release. Our focus is on the weakening surface, how weak it will be, and its distribution when the next storm buries it. It has the potential to be our next weak layer.


Today we will have mild weather again with partly cloudy skies, ridgetop temperatures near 40 and light southerly winds. Saturday looks similar with the winds shifting a bit more westerly. A mild disturbance brushes northern Utah on Sunday which should bring some clouds and the slight chance for a flurry to the more northern mountains. A better looking storm is starting to shape up starting Tuesday which could give us a decent amount of snow.

general announcements

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 and Park City – Alta Central (801-742-2033), Canyons Resort Dispatch (435-615-3322)

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