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Monday, March 10, 2003
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Good Morning. This is Ethan Greene with the
Yesterday high clouds and moderate west and southwest winds kept the daytime temperatures from going ballistic. But temperatures still climbed into the low to mid 40s at most 8,000 locations. Overnight under partly cloudy skies temperatures dipped to near 30 degrees at 8,000 and into the mid 20s at 10,000. The winds remain westerly in the 10 to 15 mph range, and along the high peaks they are in the 25 mph range.
The 2 to 3 feet of snow that fell last week has been battered by the warmth and wind. Upper elevation areas are a combination of firm and breakable wind packed snow and scoured surfaces. Below about 8,500 the snow surface has been frozen in the morning and wet during the day. The good news is that on shady mid elevation slopes thick but soft settled powder still exists.
There was only one human
triggered avalanche reported from the backcountry yesterday. An avalanche class was able to trigger a
slide in the
We continue to receive
reports of avalanche activity that occurred during the tail end of last weeks
storm. Natural and human triggered
activity has been reported in the
Low temperatures last night
were well above freezing below about 7,000.
It looks like its going to be cloudy today, but if the sun peaks out wa
Bottom Line (SLC,
Today there is a MODERATE danger of triggering an avalanche in steep wind
loaded terrain. There is also a MODERATE danger of triggering a deep slab avalanche. Most of our avalanches have released on
north, northeast, east, and southeast facing slopes above about 9,000 (8,500
Moist westerly flow through a
broad ridge of high pressure will bring continued mild temperatures and partly
to mostly cloudy skies today. A weak
disturbance is moving through the ridge this afternoon, so we could see some
snow showers especially in the northern portion of the
To report backcountry snow and avalanche conditions, especially if you observe or trigger an avalanche, please leave a message on our answer machine at (801) 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140, or email to [email protected] or fax to 801-524-6301. 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.
Bruce Tremper will update this advisory by on Tuesday morning.
Thanks for calling!
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