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February 14, 2008 7:30 am
Good morning, this is Bruce Tremper with the
The low pressure is
spinning just south of
Strong easterly winds are blowing in the
Snow and Avalanche Discussion:
The main thing I’m
worried about today is wind. The winds
have already increased in the
In areas out of the wind with less than 6 inches of new snow, I suspect that it will bond fairly well to the pre-existing snow. But as always, you have to watch carefully test the snow as you travel, which is very easy because it’s right on the surface. Be sure to jump on test slopes, do slope cuts and simply dig down with your hand, cutting out a little square of snow and pulling on it. Also watch for sluffing of the new snow on steep slopes, especially ones with sun and wind crusts as the underlying snow.
Bottom Line for the
The overall avalanche danger is MODERATE today on any slope with recent deposits of wind drifted snow and in places approaching a foot or more of new snow. If winds become very strong or if you find wind deposits more than a couple feet deep, the danger may be CONSIDERABLE on these slopes. You may find these wind drifts at all aspects and elevations including the foothills. In non-wind affected terrain where less than 6 inches of new snow fell, the danger probably remains LOW. Conditions may vary dramatically from place to place so be sure to test slopes carefully as you travel along.
Today’s weather will
vary dramatically depending on where you are in relation to the low pressure
The next week looks to be mostly warm and sunny but the extended forecast calls for a large storm about a week from today.
The Wasatch Powderbird Guides did not fly yesterday because of weather and they will most likely not fly today. For more detailed information please call (801) 742-2800 or go to their daily blog.
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If you see any avalanches or interesting snow conditions, 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.
Brett Kobernik will update this advisory by 7:30 on Friday morning.