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February 20, 2008 7:30 am
Good morning, this is Evelyn Lees with the
cloudy skies, temperatures are in the 20’s at most elevations this morning, and
the southwesterly winds are very light, in the 5 to 15 mph range. Only a few favored stations in the
Snow and Avalanche Discussion:
Tuesday was another quiet day in the backcountry, with a damp sluff the only avalanche activity reported.
Although it’s Low Danger, there are a variety of isolated, small avalanches concerns that could mean big trouble if you’re in the wrong spot and get pushed off a cliff or into a terrain trap. Even with the clouds, daytime temperatures may warm the snow enough that damp sluffs could be triggered on steep slopes, including low elevation shady slopes. In the high alpine terrain a few of the old, hard drifts may still be forced into motion. And finally, continue to avoid the terrain directly below glide cracks, which release erratically.
Bottom Line for the
The avalanche danger is generally LOW, with only isolated places where a person could trigger a slide. Practice safe travel techniques – expose only one person at a time by moving from one island of safety to another and use good communication within your group.
A weak Pacific weather
disturbance moving through southern
The Wasatch Powderbird Guides flew in
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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.
Bruce Tremper will update this advisory by 7:30 on Thursday morning.