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Good afternoon, this is Tom
Kimbrough with the
annual Banff Mountain Film Festival is tonight at the U of Uís Kingsbury Hall
at .† You can
get tickets for tonightís showing at Kingsbury Hall, Art-Tix,
Snow has been coming down
quite hard in the
The avalanche danger is again
on the rise.† We have issued an avalanche
warning for the
For most of the morning, the snow was falling without much wind but in the last couple of hours, wind speeds have increased and the copious amounts of new snow are drifting rapidly, especially along the higher ridges.† Before the winds increased, the snow was moving easily as large loose sluffs on steep slopes but drifts are now forming up to a couple of feet in depth, breaking with slope cuts and running far and fast.† ††
most of the avalanche activity this morning has been in the new snow, one slide
from control work in the
places like the
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE today on slopes steeper than about 35 degrees, especially in wind drifted areas.† Human triggered avalanches are likely and natural avalanches possible.† The danger may rise to HIGH later this afternoon if heavy snow and strong winds continue.
areas have had a thin snowpack most of the winter and sugary weak snow is more
widespread.† The danger of human
triggered avalanches is CONSIDERABLE in the
12 to 18 inches of new snow overnight in the
surface front passed though northern
Wasatch Powderbird Guides will not be flying today.† For more information call 521-6040 ext. 5280.
On a very special note, Drew Hardesty and his wife Hilary are proud new parents of a baby boy.† Rumor has it mother and baby are doing well, but father is still recovering.
To report backcountry snow and avalanche conditions, especially if you observe or trigger an avalanche, you can leave a message at (801) 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140.† Or you can e-mail an observation to [email protected], or you can fax an observation to 801-524-6301.
For more detailed mountain weather and avalanche information, your can call 801-364-1591, which weíll try to have updated by around noon each day.
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.†
I will update this advisory by on Thursday morning.
Thanks for calling!
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