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Observation: Wolf Creek Pass

Observation Date
11/29/2019
Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Region
Uintas » Wolf Creek Pass
Location Name or Route
Wolf Creek Pass/Bowl
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Off and on snow showers throughout the day. A strong, cold wave rolled through the region right around 15:00 hrs , winds switched to the west and northwest. The weather instantly changed and it began dumping 2" an hour!.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Deep, dense powder on the northerlies.... much shallower and wind scoured on the south half of the compass.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Red flags are right in your face. Big, booming collapses... shooting cracks... visibly poor snow structure.
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments
No shortage of snow available for transport
Today's Observed Danger Rating
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
High

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