Observation: Ben Lomond

Observation Date
12/3/2018
Observer Name
Daniel Turner
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
Lime Cr Kiln
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Speed
Calm
Weather Comments
Snow fall S2-S5 Throughout the morning. Little to no wind.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
4" of fresh snow fell overnight on top of  about 20 inches of new snow from the Thanksgiving storms. 
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Though not observed in this particular location, persistent weak layer exists in pockets of old pre thanksgiving snow in upper elevation northerly aspects. 
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments
Light stuffing could be observed in the new snow interface. 
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
7000
Slope Angle
35
Comments
I was surprised not to find significant facets near the ground in this location.  
The consistency of storms since Thanksgiving has given us great riding conditions in the upper elevations.  Coverage is getting better. I am still leery of the persistent weak layer that exists in upper elevation northerly slopes created by the old faceted snow from pre Thanksgiving storms. 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Coordinates

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