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Good morning, this is Ethan
Greene with the
Under partly cloudy skies temperatures dropped just below zero at 8,000 and into the single digits at 10,000. In low and mid-elevation areas the winds have been calm, but above 10,000 the winds blew 10 to 15 mph from the northwest.
Overnight about an inch of new snow fell in the mountains. With yesterdays 5 to 12 inches of new snow storm totals are over 50/3.5 in Little Cottonwood, 40/2.5 in Big Cottonwood, 30/2.4 along the Park City Ridgeline, 18/2 in the Ogden Mountains, 10/0.7in the Provo Mountains and over 36 in the Western Uintas.
Due to the large size and
dangerous nature of recent avalanches we have issued a Special Avalanche Advisory
Statement for the
Yesterday I had a lovely day
poking and wading through more than 30 of new snow in
Within the past few days we have rapidly added a tremendous load on our already fragile snowpack. This has caused the deep slab instability to rear its ugly head. Snow pits, cornice drops, ski and snowmobile tracks, and other usual signs of instability may not be good indications of the snowpack conditions. To stay safe use your safe travel skills and keep your slope angles down.
The avalanche danger today is CONSIDERABLE on steep slopes in many areas of
The avalanche danger in the
The avalanche danger is CONSIDERABLE.
The danger is CONSIDERABLE.
Partly cloudy skies should turn to overcast skies and snow flurries this afternoon. Winds will remain light this morning but will shift to the southwest and increase into the 15 mph. Temperatures will rise to near 20 degrees at 8,000 and near 10 degrees at 10,000. Snow showers should continue overnight with a cold front passing through Saturday afternoon.
Wasatch Powderbird Guides will be flying in the American Fork Area today. For more information call 521-6040 ext. 5280.
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 well 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.
Evelyn Lees will update this advisory by on Saturday morning.
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