Observation: Cardiff Fork

Observation Date
1/28/2018
Observer Name
John Mletschnig
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Humid and riming in the morning then broken sky in the afternoon with a drop in winds aloft.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

Rime crust 1- 3mm encased nearly everything we saw above 9k.

Red Flags
Red Flags
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
<p>Snowpack structure in thinner snowpack areas (&lt;140cm) is still VERY suspect. I am thinking now that off aspects (WNW, ESE) in the core of the cottonwoods above 9000&#39; may be worse off than favored depth sheltered areas like N, NE. Repeater paths I think are also quite suspect as well as any sheltered slope&nbsp;in the ranges periphery, including the Millcreek and PC Ridges.</p>
Snow Profile
Aspect
West
Elevation
9500
Slope Angle
24
Comments
<p>ETCP 21 Sudden Collapse, ECTX, ECTP23 Sudden Collapse all at 25cm on 5mm, Fist hardness, depth hoar below 1 Finger slab. HS110cm.</p>

Rime anybody?

Slab anybody? Yikes...honesty!

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates

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