NOAA: “Avalanche Warning” for Wasatch Mountains in Utah

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Avalanche warning in Utah yesterday showing “High” in red and “Extreme” in black.

The Utah Avalanche Center ranked avalanche danger in Utah at “High” above, near, and below tree line yesterday.  It’s down from “Extreme” from two days ago.  A girl was killed in an avalanche near Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Please read this warning and we’d recommend staying out of the backcountry for a while.

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
BACKCOUNTRY AVALANCHE WARNING
FOREST SERVICE UTAH AVALANCHE CENTER
RELAYED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
534 AM MST MON FEB 10 2014

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

THIS AVALANCHE WARNING IS FOR ALL MOUNTAINS OF NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL UTAH. THE LARGEST SNOWSTORM OF THE WINTER HAS OVERLOADED A
VERY WEAK PRE-EXISTING SNOWPACK, WHICH HAS CAUSED WIDESPREAD,
LARGE AVALANCHES AND TWO FATALITIES OVER THE WEEKEND. A HIGH
DANGER CONTINUES FOR ALL ASPECTS AND ELEVATIONS.

THIS WARNING 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.

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