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Observation: Cherry Creek Canyon

Observation Date
3/14/2019
Observer Name
William Rouse
Region
Logan
Location Name or Route
Cherry Creek
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Facets in the shade. Solar crusts on east facing.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments
Ridge top snow drifts are deep and sensitive.
Comments
Cold blower snow on spring layers let loose some soft slabs during last night's storm around 6 inches deep. I triggered a small one towards the bottom of the gully without feeling it go. Layers had healed quickly for the most part. Drifts were deep and sensitive on the ridge.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
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