Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Tuesday - February 23, 2016 - 7:13am
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The avalanche danger is generally LOW in the majority of the terrain. Watch for minor sluffing and shallow fresh wind slabs which may release. These won't pose a great threat unless you get caught and pushed over rocks or into trees.

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current conditions

The small storm on Monday produced a couple of inches of new snow. West northwest wind was a slightly gusty during the day on Monday. Speeds slowed overnight and are more northerly. Temperatures dropped into low to mid teens.

recent activity

We've heard of no significant avalanche activity.

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

Remember, risk is always inherent in mountain travel. Even with a Low Danger, avalanches can still happen in isolated places.

Watch for minor sluffing and or shallow fresh wind drifts that may have formed on Monday. None of this stuff will pose much threat unless you are in radical, unforgiving terrain and get caught off guard.


We'll see partly cloudy skies this morning with a few instability showers still possible. The system clears out later today. Ridgetop high temperatures should make it into the mid to upper 20s. North wind should be fairly light. The direction may be slightly from the northeast for a period of time today. High pressure moves in for the next few days with warmer temperatures each day through Friday. We are keeping an eye on a couple of systems that may bring some snow to the area, one late Saturday and another one Monday night. Neither look huge but hopefully enough to freshen things up again.

general announcements

Remember your information can save lives. If you see anything we should know about, please help us out 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.

To get help in an emergency (to request a rescue) in the Wasatch, call 911.  Be prepared to give your GPS coordinates or the run name. Dispatchers have a copy of the Wasatch Backcountry Ski map.

Backcountry Emergencies. It outlines your step-by-step method in the event of a winter backcountry incident.

If you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry, but no one is hurt and you do not need assistance, please notify the nearest ski area dispatch to avoid a needless response by rescue teams. Thanks.

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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.