NWS warns avalanches are ‘certain’ along northern Utah mountains as temperatures climb

UTAH — The National Weather Service issued an avalanche warning for the mountains and foothills of northern Utah this morning.

According to the NWS, warm temperatures and intense sun will create widespread areas of unstable wet snow.

“Natural and human-triggered cornice falls and wet avalanches are certain,” said a report from the NWS.

The foothills are an area of particular concern, including walking trails and hiking paths that travel or are on slopes steeper than 30 degrees.

The NWS has recommended that the public avoid travel in avalanche terrain.

The avalanche warning will be in effect until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, and is not applicable to ski resorts that perform avalanche mitigation.

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