Observation: Red Baldy

Observation Date
4/24/2019
Observer Name
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Region
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route
Red Baldy
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Clouds and wind kept the surfaces on NW cool until noon then it got warm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Damp at lower and mid elevation. Between clouds and wind the corned up NW stayed supportable until 12:30pm
Comments
Just a quick ob on the corn cycle. Finding smooth slopes without avalanche debris is the first hurdle, E and S have the roughest surface we skied N and NW. things on NW soften around 10am and lasted almost until 12:30pm skiing it any later would create ruts that don’t cook out and the skiing would be sub par. It was good skiing during the window of time. But if the sun was out all morning and there was no NW breeze I think the time window would be cut in half. Clear cold nights a key, cloudy mild nights don’t bode well for corn.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low

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