Observation: Tony Grove Area

Observation Date
4/12/2019
Observer Name
weed
Region
Logan
Location Name or Route
Tony Grove Lake, White Pine, Naomi Peak
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Warm when the sun came out, but mostly chilly in the shade of clouds and a bit of a nip in the NW wind.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
11"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Snow was still pretty nice up high, but a bit dense.  Rime on NW (windward) facing slopes at upper elevations.  Became saturated in sunny terrain, with roller ball swarms and natural wet sluffs on east and south facing slopes by midday.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Increasing danger due to solar and seasonal daytime warming.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments
I did not see any issues with wind drifted snow yesterday.  Found good stability even in drifted terrain, but I still avoided super steep slopes.
Comments
We noticed fresh natural wet loose avalanches on Mt. Magog, Mt. Gog, and on several other steep east or southeast facing slopes in the Tony Grove Area.  These are not a surprise, expected rather... Riders and skiers appeared to be finding nice snow and good stability in steep upper elevation terrain.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate

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