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Observation: Ruth Lake

Observation Date
5/13/2022
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin
Region
Uintas » Ruth Lake
Location Name or Route
Ruth Lake
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
The morning started out mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid to upper thirties and moderate south winds. The skies turned partly cloudy around mid morning and the winds stayed gusty from the southwest.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
4"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Thursdays storm delivered about 3-4" new snow and the steady winds the last few days have scoured some places down to the dirt layer.
Comments
Access up the highway is about 4-5 miles from the forest boundary.
The snow cover is still quite good for the upper elevations and the traveling is easy and supportable.
New snow and winds today created a few of these very shallow and manageable soft wind slabs in steep isolated areas on the north aspects. These could be a little more connected along higher exposed ridgelines.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Coordinates