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Observation: Patsy Marly

Observation Date
3/13/2019
Observer Name
Noel Stewart
Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Patsy Marely
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
New snow is on somw wind crust existing ---particularly at the summit could potentially slab up tonight.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments
Wind drifts are forming some potential slabs at both upper and lower altitudes possible slab formations 40+ MPH winds from the East.
Comments
Broke uptrack to the summit, about 4 pm: large cournus were evident on uptrack with ongoing wind loading continues to make them potential for falling. The top was mostly a crust layer covered with some wind blown pow, some of the crust wasn't supportable. After getting down past the Antenna reflector, snow condition picked up and were good all the way to the bottom. Some steeper terrain that seemed like it could go held---alot of snow about 16 to 20 new and was Sluffing with the turns--very Sweet. I would think if winds die down should be really good again tomorrow.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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