Utah Avalanche Center issues warning for central and southern Wasatch Range

The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a warning for the central and southern Wasatch Range including the western Uintas. Photo Courtesy: Utah Avalanche Center

Utah, Dec. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a warning for the central and southern Wasatch Range including the western Uintas.

A Facebook post from the center said the warning is in place until Monday at 6 a.m.

“Dangerous avalanches continue to be triggered remotely (from a distance) in the central Wasatch,” the post said. “Today, the avalanche danger is HIGH on mid and upper elevation aspects facing northwest to northeast. The danger is CONSIDERABLE on mid and upper elevation slopes that face west and east. Dangerous and deadly slabs of snow hang in balance awaiting a trigger. The strategy in simple AVOID AVALANCHE TERRAIN ALTOGETHER.”

Slopes facing southwest through southeast that do not harbor old weak faceted snow have a moderate danger for wind drifted snow issues, the post said.

“Avalanches can be triggered from a distance,” the post added. “Avoid being on, underneath, or adjacent to any steep slope.”

A Facebook post from Provo Fire and Rescue added: “With all the new snow you may want to go out and enjoy it. Be aware that the snow is so unstable right now that you could trigger a slide on the slope above you even if you are on flat ground. Best advice would be to wait a few days to let it stabilize. Have a safe Sunday!”

Courtesy: Utah Avalanche Center

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