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Wednesday, February 09,
Good morning, this is Evelyn Lees with the
Brett Kobernik will be giving a free avalanche awareness talk at the SLC Milosport this Friday, February 11th, at 7pm. There will even be some free swag awarded at the end for answering random avalanche questions.
A strong ridge of high pressure is building in over northern
Yesterday, there was more
evidence visible from the natural soft slab and sluff avalanche cycle that occurred
Monday evening, with the most widespread activity in the
Today, there will be two problems. First, I expect a few new wind slabs were formed at the higher elevations, and these will be sensitive to the weight of a person on steep slopes. Second, and much more widespread, will be the increasing danger of wet loose sluffs as the snow heats up. The combination of rapidly warming temperatures, strong sun and light winds will loosen the snow on sunny slopes, and with high, thin clouds thrown into the mix, the snow on shady slopes may also become damp and sloppy at the mid and low elevations. So stay off of and out from underneath any steep slope once the snow heats up and gets soggy.
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The avalanche danger is generally LOW this morning, with a MODERATE danger on any steep slope with recent deposits of wind drifted snow. With day time heating, the danger of wet loose avalanches will rise to MODERATE on and below steep, sun exposed slopes, and on low and mid elevation shady slopes. In areas with continuously steep terrain such as the
A strong high pressure ridge will dominate the weather over northern
Yesterday, Powderbird guides flew
in American Fork,
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