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February 19, 2008† 7:30 am
Good morning, this is
Under clear skies and just shy of a full moon, winds are light from the northwest, running at speeds of 8-15mph with an occasional gust to 20.† Stagnant and stable weather has mountain temperatures in the mid to upper twenties, with the lower elevation basins and drainages pooling temperatures into the mid-teens.† Snow surface conditions remain best on sheltered shady slopes.† With another beautiful day in store, youíll have another chance to check out new or wilder terrain in the mountains.†
Snow and Avalanche Discussion:
Avalanche conditions are stable and the danger is mostly Low.† Folks continued into more radical terrain yesterday, reporting welded-in wind drifts and only minor wet activity on the sun-exposed slopes.†
The minor concerns for
today will be two-fold.† Beware the
yawning glide cracks in Mill B South,
Bottom Line for the
The avalanche danger is generally LOW.† Still, minor wet and dry sluffing may occur on the steepest slopes and the odd shallow wind pocket may be prodded, but these issues are only to create trouble if youíre in unforgiving terrain.
Itíll be another
beautiful day.† Winds will remain light
as they shift to the south and temps will rise to near 30 at 10,000í and the mid-30ís at 8000í.† A
few systems are on track, starting Wednesday through the weekend.† The first will move south and hit central and
The Wasatch Powderbird Guides flew in Cascade, and American Fork, with a home run in White Pine yesterday. The plan for today is to fly in Silver, Days,
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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.