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
February 17, 2006 7:30am
Good morning, this is Brett Kobernik with the
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Winds picked up somewhat last night blowing in the 15 to 20 mph range with gusts into the 30s along the ridgetops from the southwest. They now show signs of slowing and should continue this trend through out the day. Temperatures remain cold in the single digits at most locations. The new snow from Wednesday was slightly inverted in density.
The newest snow produced some avalanche
activity on Thursday. Control work in
For today the main concern will be any fresh drifts that may have formed along the higher ridges from last nights winds. The instability within the newest snow should settle out but with the addition of any wind blown snow there is a chance you could trigger an avalanche. With continued cold temperatures, sluffing may still be an issue today as well.
A MODERATE danger exists on steep upper
elevation terrain with recent deposits of wind drifted snow. Human triggered slab avalanches are
possible. These will be more dangerous
we’ll see mostly cloudy skies. Ridgetop
temperatures will remain around 10 degrees or less. Ridgetop winds will start out in the 10 mph
range from the southwest and decrease as the day goes on. A low pressure system will move into
Early birds and snow geeks can catch our 6AM report at 364-1591.
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UDOT also has a highway avalanche control work
hotline for Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood, and
Powderbird Guides flew in
Please report any backcountry snow and avalanche conditions. Call (801) 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140, email [email protected] or fax 801-524-6301. 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.
I will update this advisory by 7:30 Saturday morning. Thanks for calling.