Avalanche Advisory

01/13/2018 4:30 AM until further notice

Update to

Avalanche Advisory issued January 13 at 4:30AM MST by NWS Salt Lake City UT

Alert

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS TRANSMITTED AT THE REQUEST OF THE
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER.

THE FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS
ISSUED A BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE SPECIAL BULLETIN.

*TIMING...IN EFFECT FROM 9PM FRIDAY TO 9PM MONDAY

*AFFECTED AREAS...FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH INCLUDING THE
WASATCH RANGE...BEAR RIVER RANGE...UINTA MOUNTAINS.

*AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS CONSIDERABLE WHICH
MEANS THAT HUMAN TRIGGERED AVALANCHES REMAIN LIKELY.

*IMPACTS...BEAUTIFUL WEATHER OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND RECENT
FRESH POWDER SNOW WILL LEAD TO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PUBIC
USE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH. SNOWPACK, WEATHER, AND
HUMAN CONDITIONS ARE PERFECTLY ALIGNED FOR A POTENTIAL ACCIDENT
THIS WEEKEND. MANY SLOPES, ESPECIALLY ONES ABOVE 8000' WITH A
NORTHERLY THROUGH EASTERLY ASPECT, ONLY NEED A SKIER OR RIDER TO
TRIGGER AN AVALANCHE 2-3 FEET DEEP AND SEVERAL HUNDRED FEET WIDE.

*BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELERS SHOULD CONSULT WWW.UTAHAVALANCHECENTER.ORG
OR CALL 1-888-999-4019 FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

THIS ADVISORY DOES NOT INCLUDE SKI AREAS OR HIGHWAYS WHERE
AVALANCHE CONTROL IS NORMALLY DONE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.AVALANCHE.ORG
OR CALL 1-888-999-4019.

Instructions

Target Area

Wasatch Mountains I-80 North; Wasatch Mountains South of I-80; Western Uinta Mountains

Sender: NWS Salt Lake City UT
Sent: 4:30 AM on 01-13-2018
Sender Email: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov

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