11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Sean Zimmerman Wall
Observation Date: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Region: 
Weber Canyon
Location Name or Route: 
Weber Canyon
Elevation: 
9900
Aspect: 
East
Slope Angle: 
35
Trigger: 
Natural
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Depth: 
12"
Width: 
30
Vertical: 
80
Comments: 
Beautifully cold and windy today in the western Uinta. Skies varied from Scattered to Few and wind transport was prevalent throughout the day. Many slopes were being cross loaded by the moderate to strong SW winds. Natural wind slabs and human triggered cornices were noted during the day. 12" to 14" of new medium density snow was otherwise well bonded to the old snow surfaces, which were mostly sun crusts and wind scoured from the brief period of high pressure early last week. Photos: 1. Cross loaded east face above treeline naturaled mid day after continuous wind loading all morning. 2. New snow bonded well to old snow surface (atop sun crust)
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