Observation: Mill A

Observation Date
2/9/2019
Observer Name
Justin D
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Mill A
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Wind picked up around 10am and started transporting a lot of snow. Wind was swirling and moving snow on all aspects on mid and upper elevations. Huge cornices on the Raymond saddle made us change our mind about moving any further towards the summit. One cornice had cracked 4-5 feet back from its edge but not fallen. A good reminder that cornices can break off further back than expected. 
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments
Lots of snow coming. Danger will rise before it falls again.
Comments
Beautiful day out in Mill A. Generally stable feeling snow on the south/southeast slope we descended. Lots and lots of wind transport.
 
Photo 1: wind on the cottonwood ridge
 
Photo 2: wind stripped skinner
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Coordinates

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