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Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 9:23 AM
Issued by: Spencer Logan

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No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.   No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.
No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.   No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.
No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.   No Rating (-) Watch for signs of instability like recent avalanches, cracking, and audible collapsing. Avoid traveling on or under similar slopes.
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Summary

Please see the Statewide Summary for current conditions through May, and general summer avalanche safety.

 
Weather Forecast for 11,000ft Issued Sun, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:42 PM by Mike Cooperstein Statewide Weather Forecast
  Wednesday Night Thursday Thursday Night
Temperature (ºF) 18 to 23 35 to 40 20 to 25
Wind Speed (mph) 15 to 25 15 to 25 10 to 20
Wind Direction W W W
Sky Cover Mostly Cloudy Mostly Cloudy Partly Cloudy
Snow (in) 0 0 0

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Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 6:58 AM
Issued by: Ian Hoyer Statewide Weather Forecast  

The springtime melt-freeze cycle continues today. The snowpack was locked up tight by last nights freeze. Riding conditions will initially be poor and avalanche concerns exceedingly minor this morning. As the snow surface softens, the riding conditions will improve. As melt penetrates more than a couples inches, riding conditions will deteriorate, and Loose Wet avalanches will become a concern. This will happen earliest on east facing slopes and later on west facing slopes (but may progress further). Any avalanches today should be small, but could still cause you trouble in just the wrong piece of terrain. Pay close attention to the extent of melt and be ready to move onto shadier or lower angled slopes.

Today marks the end of the 2016-2017 backcountry zone forecast season.  I want to especially thank all of you who submitted observations this year. Your observations are hugely appreciated and are a critical part of the forecasting progress. I hope you've had a great season so far, and continue to have a fun, safe spring.

Starting this afternoon, we will issue statewide avalanche summaries each Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday through the end of May. Zone weather forecasts will be issued twice daily until the end of April. 


  • Looking north from Monarch Pass. Good coverage in the alpine, but it's thin and will go fast. 4/9 (full)

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Weather Observations
Station Date Time Temperature Relative Humidity Wind Speed Wind Direction Max Gust 24 Hr Snow
Brumley Fri Jul 21 3:00 PM 61 - - - - -
Cottonwood Pass Fri Jul 21 3:00 PM 49 75 6 131 21 -
Monarch Pass (050e200) Fri Jul 21 4:14 PM 59 53 4 95 18 -
Independence Pass (082w062) Fri Jul 21 4:05 PM 51 99 12 70 17 -
Saint Elmo Fri Jul 21 3:00 PM 59 - - - - -
Leadville Fri Jul 21 4:00 PM 60 60 16 330 23 -
Porphyry Creek Fri Jul 21 3:00 PM 63 - - - - -

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