Observation: White Pine Canyon

Observation Date
3/16/2019
Observer Name
weed
Region
Logan
Location Name or Route
White Pine Canyon
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Very nice weather. Not too hot.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
20"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Rapid increase in new snow depth from just a few inches at 8000' to a couple feet in the flats at 9000'. 
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Was concerned about rapid warming, but it was more gradual today up high.
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Wet Snow
Trend
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Comments
There was evidence of lots of recent small natural (and a few triggered) soft slab and loose avalanches.... 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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