Observation: Cutler Ridge

Observation Date
1/8/2019
Observer Name
Ben and Kory
Region
Ogden
Location Name or Route
BL
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
It was a warm day up on Cutler ridge today. Temps ranged from the mid to upper 30's. Few clouds and a light wind.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
The upper elevations suffered from the forces of the wind at the end of this last storm cycle. The riding conditions were overall firm with soft snow in sheltered areas, wide spread wind crust on Cutler ridge. The best turns were had on upper solar aspects as the wind crust had softened up. The lower elevations, however, were very punchy and had poor pack structure. 
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
We observed lots of natural avalanches from this last storm and wind event.
Wind Damage and Wiggle Turns 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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