Wasatch Cache National Forest
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005
This is Bruce Tremper with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center.Today is Monday, November 1, 2005

Avalanche Discussion:
Well, this is it, the first avalanche advisory of the season.Last weekendís storm gave us a foot of snow above 9,000 feet in the Cottonwood Canyons and up to three feet of new snow in the upper elevation of the Provo area mountains.Since itís the first snow of the season itís staying in place fairly well because itís anchored by rocks and bushes.So, like they say, the first oneís free, kid.†† Any storm after this will add snow that will slide much more easily on the present snow surface.††

Mountain Weather:
Speaking of which, it looks like we will get some scattered snow showers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.Right now, it does not look like it will add up to enough to be much of an avalanche problem and snow amounts should add up to six inches by Saturdayópossibly as much as a foot if weíre lucky.In the mean time, we should have increasing clouds on Wednesday with 8,000í temperatures around 50 degrees and overnight lows in the mid 30ís.Ridge top winds will be from the southwest 15-20 mph.

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Donít forget to put fresh batteries in your beacon and do some practice sessions in the back yard.

Upcoming Events:
Donít forget about the Friends of the Utah Avalanche Centerís annual backcountry gear swap which will occur on Saturday, November 5th at R.E.I.(Information)You can drop off gear on November 3rd and 4th (Thursday and Friday) from 6 to 8 pm.

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center Home page is: http://www.utahavalanchecenter.com

We will update this forecast again on Thursday or Friday.