Observation: Weber Canyon

Observation Date
4/11/2019
Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
18"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northwest
Elevation
10,400'
Slope Angle
24°
Comments
I got up high in the Western Uinta front and found 18-24" of new snow.  The new snow has bonded very well with the old snow.  North facing slopes have some wind loading and I found west facing slopes scoured with wind loading around stand-alone trees.  Most trees are void of snow however in the basins the snow has settled to over 2 feet.  My stability tests showed a weak layer about 4 inches below the melt-freeze crust but my ECT failed to propagate.  On my way out I was kicking some new snow off a cornice and was caught by surprise when the old snow failed behind my feet.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low

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