In partnership with: The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Comprehensive Emergency Management,
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:00 pm
afternoon, this is Evelyn Lees with the
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will be mostly cloudy for the next few days as weak weather disturbances move
The main avalanche concern for the rest of today and Wednesday will be fresh drifts of wind blown snow created by the northwesterly winds. These drifts will be found both along ridgelines and cross loaded lower in open bowls and around terrain features such as the sides of gullies and sub ridges. These drifts will be sensitive to the weight of a person on steep slopes, and large enough to knock you off your feet or take you for a ride if they surprise you or break above you. As the winds gradually increase on Wednesday, these drifts will become deeper and more widespread, breaking out up to 1 to 2 feet deep. So continue to avoid any fresh drifts of wind blown snow, especially on steep, shady slopes. Sluffing of the weak surface snow is also a problem on continuously steep, shady slopes.
weather disturbances moving across northern
If you are getting out, drop us a line or an email with any reports or observations from the backcountry. You can leave us a message at 524-5304 or 1 800-662-4140. Email us at [email protected], or send a fax to 524-6301.
The information in this advisory is from the US 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 7:30 Thursday morning, and thanks for calling.