The Utah Avalanche Center is issuing an Avalanche Watch across all regions in Utah starting Friday, 2/12/21 and lasting through the weekend.
We’ve already experienced the deadliest week for avalanches in over 100 years, and it looks like it still isn’t quite ‘safe’ in the backcountry just yet.
2-10-2021: We've issued an Avalanche Watch for very dangerous avalanche conditions beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend.
Here is a stability test from yesterday showing unstable snow conditions. A slab of wind drifted snow sitting on very weak faceted snow. East,7600' pic.twitter.com/hIbFLhvBey
— UAC Logan (@UAClogan) February 11, 2021
- WATCH IS FOR HIGH AVALANCHE DANGER IN THE BACKCOUNTRY BEGINNING FRIDAY MORNING AND LASTING THROUGH THE WEEKEND
- FOR ALL THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN UTAH INCLUDING THE WASATCH RANGE…BEAR RIVER RANGE…UINTA MOUNTAINS… AND MANTI SKYLINE
- THE AVALANCHE DANGER FOR THE WARNING AREA WILL RISE TO HIGH BY FRIDAY, AND VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
- HEAVY SNOW AND DRIFTING WILL OVERLOAD BURIED PERSISTENT WEAK LAYERS AND CREATE WIDESPREAD AREAS OF UNSTABLE SNOW.
- BOTH HUMAN TRIGGERED AND NATURAL AVALANCHES WILL BECOME LIKELY. STAY OFF OF AND OUT FROM UNDER SLOPES STEEPER THAN 30 DEGREES.”
Stay safe out there friends.
Featured Image Credit: Lane Aasen, UAC, West Willow