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Saturday, February 05, 2005
Good morning, this is Evelyn Lees with the
A dry cold front with very limited moisture is drifting across northern
The snow pack is mostly stable, with the main concern any fresh drifts of wind blown snow.† Last nights moderate winds may have created new drifts in the higher terrain that could break out under the weight of a person on steep slopes.† It is also possible to trigger loose snow sluffs on steep, shady slopes.† Wet snow sluffs should be a thing of the past if todayís forecast for cooler temperatures and increasing clouds holds true.†
With a decent storm in the forecast, this is a good day for one last look at the old snow surface. Over the past few weeks, while it may have felt like spring in the sun, it was definitely still winter on the shady slopes.† There, the surface snow recrystalized and weakened, and these shady slopes will be the main concern with a load of new snow.
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The avalanche danger is LOW on most slopes today. On steep, upper elevation slopes with recent deposits of wind drifted snow the avalanche danger is MODERATE, with human triggered slides possible.
The weak, dry cold front moving over the area will produce increasing clouds today, with an isolated snow shower or two possible.† Temperatures will be in the low 30ís at 8,000í and the upper teens at 10,000í, and the southwesterly winds should gradually decrease to less than 15 mph.† Tonight, there will be mostly cloudy skies, a few snow flurries, light winds, and temperatures dropping into the teens.†† A much stronger storm will move into the
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Brett Kobernik will be giving a free avalanche awareness talk at the SLC Milosport on Friday, February 11th, at 7pm.
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.
Drew Hardesty will update this advisory by 7:30 on Sunday morning.
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