11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observer Name: 
Murakami
Observation Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Avalanche Date: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Region: 
Snowbird Ski Resort
Location Name or Route: 
Snowbird under Temptation Ridge
Elevation: 
10100
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
38
Trigger: 
Hiker
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Weak Layer: 
New Snow/Old Snow Interface
Depth: 
10"
Width: 
100
Vertical: 
200
Carried: 
4
Caught: 
4
Buried - Partly: 
1
Comments: 

UAC Forecaster note: Local winds between 0730 and 0930 created this wind slab. There was no wind slab present before this time. This is a classic example of how you can almost find an unstable wind slab on any given day regardless of snow conditions. Winds shifted from a SSW direction to a S and SSE direction and increased slightly blowing 30 G 40 mph at 0900 near Hidden Peak before easing again.  

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