Salt Lake Avalanche Advisory

Forecaster: Evelyn Lees


The weather is finally turning the corner, from Indian Summer into early winter. Sunday's teaser storm started out warm, with rain to over 9,000'. Once colder air arrived, the snow line dropped to around 7,500' and snow totals are in the 2 to 6" range, and settling fast. The next storm looks much more exciting, with colder air and more moisture. Light snow could begin as early as tonight, but the period of heaviest snowfall will be Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, with snow totals in the 1 to 2 foot range.

So it's time to dust off your gear, and pull out your beacon, shovel and probe. Putting fresh batteries in your beacon and doing a few practice searches and a quick review of your favorite avalanche book will help get you in the mindset for winter.

We'll be updating this forecast as conditions change.

This information does not apply to developed ski areas or highways where avalanche control is normally done.  This advisory is from the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, which is solely responsible for its content. This advisory describes general avalanche conditions and local variations always occur.

This advisory provided by the USDA Forest Service, in partnership with:

The Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Division of State Parks and Recreation, Utah Division of Emergency Management, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Unified Fire Authority and the friends of the La Sal Avalanche Center. See our Sponsors Page for a complete list.