Avalanche Advisory
Advisory: Ogden Area Mountains Issued by Brett Kobernik for Wednesday - April 6, 2016 - 6:10am
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The avalanche danger is generally LOW. Move off of sunny slopes as they become damp. These slopes may become somewhat unstable and produce minor wet loose avalanche activity putting them into the MODERATE avalanche danger category.

current conditions

Temperatures have remained in the low to mid 20s along the ridgetops over the last 24 hours which should have really locked up the snow surface. Wind has been from the west northwest and is light to moderate in speed.

For some more details on backcountry conditions, check out Bill Hunt's observations from yesterday HERE.

Avalanche Problem 1
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over the next 24 hours

You'll be hard pressed to find trouble out there today. Continue to follow regular backcountry protocols and don't overstay your welcome as the daytime heating makes the snow damp on the more sunny slopes. Utilize east facing slopes first in the morning then move to south and west as the day progresses. High north facing slopes should remain stable all day.


We'll have mostly sunny skies with ridgetop temperatures getting into the mid forties and light to moderate west northwest wind. We're under a ridge of high pressure for a few days then a closed low pressure system spinning off California will push through bringing moisture this weekend. This looks more pronounced for central and southern Utah. Temperatures look fairly warm during this system.

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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.