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Observation: Cottonwood Ridgeline

Observation Date
11/29/2019
Observer Name
Hardesty, Wilson, Meisenheimer
Region
Salt Lake » Little Cottonwood Canyon » Cottonwood Ridgeline
Location Name or Route
Cottonwood Ridgeline
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Real Wasatch storm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2'
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Wallowfest
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
All critical bull’s eye info. High danger.
Comments
Nearly every north facing path from Flagstaff to East Pass of Silver ran naturally or by cornice or collapse failure on weak basal facets-4mm. No Nov 20 crust noted but extensive investigation hampered by hang fire issues.

Thunderstorm of collapses. Occasionally dropped an inch or two on flat ground w collapses.
Triggered avalanches posted as separate obs; map details near consistent crown lines. Expect repeaters.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High

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