Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Storm

Ripped from the AVI report:

Mercy, Mercy. Storm totals look to be about 2’ in the Cottonwoods, 12-16” in the Ogden and Park City mountains, and 6-12” in Provo. Densities came in at 6-8% as the stellars and lightly rimed stellars stacked up in a hurry. Few stations have temps above zero, and the west-northwesterlies are still blowing pretty well – 20mph with gusts to 35. 11,000’ winds are blowing 40 gusting to 60.

A poor bond to the old snow surface and snowfall rates of, at times, 3-4”/hr led to widespread natural and human triggered avalanching in the new snow on all aspects along the mid and upper elevations. Sluffs and flowing debris often ran full track and packed quite a punch. At least one natural overran a just-set skin track – but that was the only untoward human-snow interaction we heard about.

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