UPDATE: Expect Avalanche Danger To Increase Again

Feb 6, 2017

 

Credit noaa.gov

In effect from noon today to 6 a.m. MST Wednesday. For the mountains of Northern Utah and SE Idaho including the Wasatch, Western Uinta, Bear River, and Wellsville Ranges. The avalanche danger is HIGH. Rain, heavy snowfall, and strong winds are creating unstable snow at all elevations. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Natural avalanches are likely. Stay off of and out from under slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

ORIGINAL STORY: 

 

As another storm moves across Utah’s mountains with snow and rain, avalanche danger is increasing. That danger came down over the last few weeks, but the warmer temperatures and rain are combining with already saturated snow, so the time for caution has returned.

 

Also, the current storm is predicted to bring heavy winds which create dangerous wind slab avalanche conditions.

The Utah Avalanche Center is advising people to carefully evaluate the snow, avoid drifted terrain and stay out of slopes with saturated snow--even in the low elevations.