Avalanche Danger Is Earlier Than Usual In Utah This Year

Nov 26, 2019

October snowfall is threatening stability of back country accumulations.

Heightened avalanche conditions exist in the back country of northern Utah this week.  UPR's Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Craig Gorden of the Utah Avalanche Center who says human triggered avalanches involving new and wind drifted snow are possible, and the danger will increase and become more widespread as winds increase.

Listen to the audio above for the full discussion. 

The First Annual Avalanche Awareness Week is December 2-7. The Avalanche Center has several educational events planned, including the Pray For Snow Event in Logan on December 4th. On Friday Dec. 13th at 6:30 they will hold a free avalanche awareness presentation in partnership with Wasatch County.