Observation: Whitney Basin

Observation Date
4/27/2019
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Whitney Basin
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Clear and windy from the southwest clouds moving in mid afternoon. A nice day to be out.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Rain-Rime Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
A decent refreeze last night and a rain crust form yesterdays steady rain made for some firm riding this morning, making it hard to keep the sled from heating up.  The moderate southwest winds kept snow conditions a little firm till close to noon when the snow finally began to soften. 
Comments
The highway gate opened yesterday with about three miles of pavement till the snow begins.  Surprising how quick the lower elevation snow melted. 
Some recent wet activity in the upper Whitney Basin, once these wet slides get moving they can pile up some heavy wet dense debris piles. 
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None

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