Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Saturday - February 21, 2015 - 7:27am
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There is generally a LOW avalanche danger today. Watch for minor fresh wind drifts in the highest terrain.

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current conditions

The Ogden area mountains picked up 2 to 3 inches of snow over the last 24 hours. Ridgetop temperatures are in the teens to low 20s and winds are light from the west.

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over the next 24 hours

The new snow won't change avalanche conditions much. The only thing to watch for is minor fresh drifts that might be sensitive to a person. These are going to be small and scattered at best.


We'll see periods of snow during the day today from time to time with minor accumulation anticipated and ridgetop temperatures around 20. Westerly winds should be fairly well behaved. The storm will be more focused on Southern Utah Sunday into Monday. In our area we'll see mostly cloudy skies with slim chances of snow flurries and ridgetop temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s.

general announcements

Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please participate in the creation of our own community avalanche advisory by submitting snow and avalanche conditions. You can also call us at 801-524-5304, email by clicking HERE, or include #utavy in your tweet or Instagram.

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)

Snowbasin Resort Dispatch (801-620-1017), Powder Mountain Dispatch (801-745-3772 x 123).

Sundance Dispatch (801-223-4150)

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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 exist.