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Avalanche warning in effect along Wasatch Front

By Graham Dudley, | Posted - Dec. 1, 2019 at 1:01 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Avalanche Center has issued a backcountry avalanche warning until 6 a.m. Monday after the Wasatch Front saw high snowfall totals over the past week.

The center says avalanche danger is high today for the central and southern Wasatch range, including the western Uintas.

The warning advises Utahns to stay “off and out from under slopes steeper than 30 degrees.”

According to the National Weather Service, Utah’s mountains saw several feet of snow over the course of the week. Since 5 p.m. Tuesday, Solitude recorded 48 inches, Snowbird had 39 and Park City Mountain saw 24.

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In addition to “high” avalanche danger ratings in the Uintas, Salt Lake and Provo, the Logan, Ogden, Skyline, Moab and Abajos areas all have “considerable” avalanche danger as well.

Graham Dudley

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