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“keeping you on top”
March 27, 2008 7:30 am
Good morning, this is
The backcountry snow
surface is in bad need of a fresh coat of paint and it looks like we will only
get a light airbrush today. We have a
quick-hitting, mostly dry, cold front impacting northern
Snow and Avalanche Discussion:
The only avalanche activity
yesterday was some wet sluffs and rollerballs, mostly at lower elevations but
none were too serious.
Today’s only avalanche concern will be wind slabs from strong wind drifting new snow as the cold front passes this morning. Unfortunately, there will probably not be much new snow to blow around, so wind drifts will be correspondingly shallow. Watch carefully for any instabilities within the new snow, especially in wind drifted areas. The snow will hide no buried secrets today because everything will be right on the surface. So what you see is what you get. Be sure to jump on small, test slopes and dig down with your hand to pull on small blocks to test the snow as you travel.
Bottom Line for the
Today, there will be a
MODERATE danger of human triggered avalanches on
any slope approaching 35 degrees and steeper with recent deposits of wind
drifted snow and LOW elsewhere.
The main energy from
this cold front is skating by to the north of us in
Friday, we should have rapid warming in advance of a copy-cat cold front on Saturday, so Friday’s temperatures should jump up into the mid 30’s only to have them plunge back down to 12 degrees again on Saturday with light snow.
The Wasatch Powderbird Guides did not fly yesterday. If they can fly today, they’ll try for Mineral,
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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.