Over ten avalanches make for a busy day across Central Wasatch

UTAH — With new snow on the way and occasional above-freezing temperatures in Park City, conditions around the state are changing. Add in the strong winds and snowstorm after snowstorm passing through, and you have the recipe for avalanches to occur at a high rate.

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, many of the avalanches on Tuesday were soft slabs that consisted of new snow and wind-drifted snow at mid or upper elevations. On Monday, a massive avalanche occurred in Big Cottonwood Canyon at Mill B South at around 9,500 feet of elevation. The avalanche reached a width of 1,500 feet and a depth of 5 feet.

Much of the state is forecasted to have considerable danger ratings, with the exception of the Skyline area and Moab. Heavy winds are predicted to accompany the new snowfall that has the potential to reach between two and three feet in spots at the end of the week.

Find the avalanche forecast for your area on the Utah Avalance Center website. Each forecast goes into great detail on what to expect and guidelines to follow.

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