Avalanche Warning for Utah Extended 24-Hours Until Tomorrow Morning:

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**this article was updated at 1pm MST on Jan. 21st, 2016

NOAA and the Utah Avalanche Center have extended their Avalanche Warning in Utah  for 24 hours through tomorrow morning at 6am

  VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. MANY
  AVALANCHES HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS AND MORE ARE
  LIKELY TODAY DUE TO RECENT SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS. STAY OFF
  OF AND OUT FROM UNDER SLOPES STEEPER THAN 30 DEGREES. - NOAA/UAC today

Avalanche danger is rated as “HIGH”.

(video showing the current avalanche problems in Utah)

Travel in avalanche terrain in not recommended.

Lets all be safe and smart out there.

RED = High avalanche danger
RED = High avalanche danger

AVALANCHE WARNING for UTAH:

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER SALT LAKE CITY UT
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
546 AM MST THU JAN 21 2016

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
CONTINUED THE BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING.

* TIMING...UNTIL 6 AM MST FRIDAY

* AFFECTED AREA...FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL UTAH
  AND SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO INCLUDING THE WASATCH RANGE...BEAR RIVER
  RANGE...WESTERN UINTA RANGE...AND MANTI SKYLINE PLATEAU.

* AVALANCHE DANGER...THE AVALANCHE DANGER IS HIGH TODAY

* IMPACTS...VERY DANGEROUS AVALANCHE CONDITIONS EXIST. MANY
  AVALANCHES HAVE OCCURRED OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS AND MORE ARE
  LIKELY TODAY DUE TO RECENT SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS. STAY OFF
  OF AND OUT FROM UNDER SLOPES STEEPER THAN 30 DEGREES.

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

THIS WARNING DOES NOT APPLY TO SKI AREAS WHERE AVALANCHE HAZARD
REDUCTION MEASURES ARE PERFORMED.

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