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December 06, 2006 7:30 am
Good morning, this is Evelyn Lees with the
UDOT plans to fire artillery in Little
Cottonwood Canyon tomorrow morning, Thursday, Dec 7th. Please stay clear of all south facing paths
between Maybird and
Under mostly clear skies, temperatures are in the upper teens to near 30 this morning. Winds have continued to blow from the northwest, around 15 mph with gusts into the 30’s at most stations. Across the highest peaks, hourly averages have been in the 30 to 45 mph range, with gusts in the 50’s and 60’s. Riding conditions in loud powder on the shady slopes continue to be good in the deeper snowpack areas, but the shallower snowpack is becoming more and more unsupportable. Sunny slopes have crusts, which will soften today.
Snowpack and Avalanche Conditions:
The snowpack is mostly stable, and there are only a
few isolated places where a person could trigger a slide. A wind event last Friday created isolated, shallow,
hard wind slabs that can still be
triggered. Two were purposely
triggered in the
The avalanche danger is mostly LOW today. There do exist a few, isolated shallow wind drifts that a person could trigger on steep slopes at the higher elevations. These steep, wind drifted slopes have a MODERATE avalanche danger.
High pressure will generate
a couple more sunny, warm days in the mountains. Today, temperatures will warm to near 40 at
8,000’ and into the mid 20’s at 10,000’. The northwesterly winds will gradually
decrease into the 10 to 20 mph range at most locations. Friday, a southwesterly flow will develop ahead
of series of weak weather systems that will cross the
Our partners, the FUAC, will hold their next fundraiser at Brewvies tomorrow night, Dec 7th. There will be two showings of TGR’s new film, “The Anomaly”, at 7pm and 9pm. Advance tickets are available at feedthehabit.com.
We appreciate any snowpack and avalanche observations you have, so please leave us a message at (801) 524-5304 or 1-800-662-4140, or email us at [email protected]. (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.
Bruce Tremper will update this advisory by 7:30 on Thursday morning and thanks for calling.