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Observation: Cutler Ridge

Observation Date
1/8/2019
Observer Name
Dan Morris
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
Cutler Ridge
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Comments
Traveled  up the ridge to approx 8000 feet. Skied NNW slopes slicking to <30 degree slopes.  Snow was wind affected,  dense softish snow on protected areas
 
Dug pit at approx 7600 feet. NNW aspect 32 degree slope
CT 15, top 25 cm on layer within the storm snow weak to moderate shear  slab was somewhat consolidated.dense snow
 
CT 22, top 60 cm on former surface facets from cold weather before recent storm. Weak to moderate shear. Somewhat consolidated slab but broke apart easier than the surface slab
 
also had a moderate shear about 100 cm down but did not react to CT.. CTN
 
appeox 140 cm total snow depth at pit site. Lots  of shrubbery in the bottom 40 cm
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates

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