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“keeping you on top”
April 02, 2007 7:30 am
Good morning, this is Brett Kobernik with the
Special Announcement: The
Overnight temperatures were
in the mid 20s at the higher elevations and in the mid 30s in the 8000 to 9000
foot range. Ridgetop
winds continue to blow from the west in the 10 to 20 mph range gusting into the
30s and 40s at the more exposed locations.
The mountains received a quick shot of snow last night along with
periods of light snow throughout the night to produce 1 to 2 inches of new snow
in the Cottonwoods and along the
Recent Avalanche Activity & Snowpack Discussion:
No significant avalanches were reported from Sunday however we received zero observations as well which leads me to ask if an avalanche runs in the backcountry without anyone there does anyone care? Today’s weather may not be the most inspiring for a spring outing but if you are getting out here’s just a few things to keep in mind.
There wasn’t a whole lot of snow available for transport before last nights little bit but now there is some to blow around and form small drifts. You’ll find these mainly on northeast through southeast facing slopes. Slope cuts will be affective with these. Tickle any pillows or drifts you see as you travel in safe terrain to see if they crack and how they behave.
The next thing to think about is how the sun and warm spring temperatures will affect the new snow. We probably won’t see much more then “rollerballing” from this new snow but you should always keep in mind the possibility of a wet slide after a snow storm in the spring time especially on sun exposed slopes.
A low pressure trough and
associated cold front will clip northern
We appreciate all the great snowpack and avalanche observations we’ve been getting, so keep leaving us messages 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.
Brett Kobernik will update this advisory by 7:30 on Monday morning, and thanks for calling.