Up to 17 inches of new snow today across regions of Colorado, Alaska, and Utah

Snoflo | 2018-02-13



Up to 17 inches of new snow today across regions of Colorado, Alaska, and Utah as the latest storm system moves across the area. Mountains across Colorado like Wolf Creek Summit and Weminuche Creek are waking up to new snowfall this morning with Wolf Creek Summit coated in 17 inches of fresh snow during the course of the past 24 hours. causing snowpacks to rise at Wolf Creek Summit to 52 inches, with up to 8 inches of fresh snow expected this week. Weminuche Creek reported 15 inches of powder, bringing snowpack depths up to 28 inches. Forecasts predict another 2 inches of more snow headed to the area over the next 5 days as the next storm rolls through.


Alaska is also reporting fresh snow this morning with some mountains seeing as much as 12 inches of new snow in some areas. Long Lake reported the most in Alaska and woke up to 12 inches of fresh snow this morning, with another 7 inches of new snow headed to the area over the next 5 days as the next storm rolls through. Upper Chena in Alaska enjoyed 11 inches of fresh snow this morning, with current snowpack depths rising up to 45 inches.



We've also seen mountains across Utah reporting fresh snow this morning with 7 mountains covered in another layer of powder. Mountains like Buckboard Flat are sitting at snowpack levels around 24 inches this morning, thanks to 8 inches of more snow over the past day.



Read More:
http://www.avalanche.org/tutorial/tutorial.html
https://backcountryaccess.com/learn-avalanche-safety/
https://www.weather.gov/gjt/avalanche
https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/science/types.html


Related Links:
Colorado Snow Report
Alaska Snow Report
Utah Snow Report



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