Wasatch Cache National Forest
In partnership with: Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Department of Emergency Services and Homeland Security and Salt Lake County.

 

AVALANCHE BULLETIN

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Good evening, this is Brett Kobernik with the Forest Service Utah Avalanche Center with your backcountry avalanche and mountain weather bulletin.Today is Thursday, November 10, and itís about 9pm.

The annual report for 2004-05 is now on the web. (click HERE, 8mb)

Current Conditions: ††
A closed low pressure system will move across southern Utah on Friday.Northern Utah should receive a small amount of precipitation from this but nothing to get excited about.

Avalanche Discussion:
The warm temperatures over the last week settled the snowpack quite a bit.Below about 9,500 feet the surface is fairly supportable before things start to soften with daytime heating.Once you get up around 10,000í feet you can find some weaker, recrystalized snow on the surface and within the shallow snowpack.However, this snow has gained some strength over the week and poses no threat of avalanching at the current time.We will continue to monitor the snowpack as with the right weather conditions the surface could become weak before the next storm producing a sugary layer that new snow could fail on.

Mountain Weather:
After the closed low moves through on Friday, the flow will shift to the northwest for the weekend.Northern Utah will get brushed by a short wave trough although this wonít put any significant snow down either.It will cool the temperatures off for a couple of days.A large high pressure ridge will then be in place for next week which brings temperatures back up.Computer models donít show any major storms in the near future.

With mundane avalanche conditions and no significant weather to talk about, we probably wonít update this advisory until conditions change which could be a good number of days.

You can also check out the National Weather Service web site for other weather forecasting products (http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/).

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