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“keeping you on top”
March 29, 2007 7:30 am
Good morning, this is
For a storm that was “officially
a bust,” it sure felt nice to me yesterday and hundreds of other people with
big smiles on their faces. It almost
felt like March, which I always like to remind people, is historically, the
snowiest month of the winter. Overnight,
Alta reported 4 more inches of snow making their storm total of 18 inches,
which is now settled down to about half that amount. Most other areas got 2 inches overnight with
storm totals a foot or less, which seems fairly evenly spread through northern
The only avalanche activity from yesterday was easy sluffing of the new snow on the old, frozen surface on slopes approaching 40 degrees and steeper. Most of the sluffs were small and relatively harmless, but some on the larger, steep slopes were large enough to bury a person. Most of the sluffing will have settled out by today but if the sun comes out, you can expect widespread sluffing of damp new snow on the steep slopes that face the south half of the compass.
Bottom Line for the
The avalanche danger is generally LOW on most slopes with a MODERATE danger of wet sluffs on slopes approaching 40 degrees or steeper on slopes that are getting wet from solar heading.
We’ll see continued
clouds and fog at least this morning but you should get it quick today because
the sun will likely come out by mid day, which will goober up the snow in a
hurry. Ridge top winds will remain light
from the northeast and north with ridge top temperatures in the mid teens. It should be mostly cloudy on Friday with a
chance for light snow showers.
The extended forecast calls for sunny on Saturday, some clouds for Sunday and slowly increasing temperatures. So we will be back to freezing on the ridge tops by Saturday. We don’t see any significant snow for the next 10 days.
The Wasatch Powderbird
Guides didn’t fly yesterday and if they can fly today, they will be in Silver,
The Canyons Professional Ski Partol Association is hosting a fundraiser
for the Friends of the
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UDOT highway avalanche control work info can be found HERE or by calling (801) 975-4838.
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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.
Brett Kobernik will update this advisory by 7:30 on Friday morning, and thanks for calling.