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Monday, March 14, 2005
Good morning, this is Drew Hardesty with the
It must be bad out there. No one even called or emailed to complain about the conditions, so it’s just me and the crickets down here at the office. In case there are a couple diehards still out there, skies are clear and temperatures above 9000’ are in the single digits. Most areas picked up a trace to two last night, with the orographically-favored
If you’re out scratching around on the dust on crust today, watch for sluffing of the new snow once it’s activated by the sun. Otherwise, a slide for life on the slick crusts may be the only other problem to keep in check.
Bottom Line (
The avalanche danger is generally LOW. For an explanation of avalanche danger ratings go to: http://www.avalanche.org/~uac/ed-scale.htm
Mountain Weather: (You can find the afternoon Weather Update here.)
We’ll have mostly clear skies this morning with periods of snow showers by midday. Winds will be 15-20mph from the northeast. 8000’ highs will be in the mid-twenties with 10,000’ temps around 10 degrees. A warming trend will push temps 15 degrees or so by Wednesday, with a strong, windy and wet storm on tap for Thursday.
Yesterday, Wasatch Powderbird Guides were in AF and the Sessions, and will add the Cascade ridgeline to the list as well for today.
If you have any snow or avalanche observations, call and leave a message at 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140, or e-mailing us at [email protected]. Fax is 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.
Evelyn Lees will update this
advisory by 7:30 on Tuesday morning.
Thanks for calling.