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Observation: Gold Hill

Observation Date
5/18/2022
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin
Region
Uintas » Gold Hill
Location Name or Route
Gold Hill
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
A mild start to the day with temperatures in the upper thirties, a slight breeze from the south and just a few clouds. The winds were on the increase and lots of melting today.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Did not take long for the snow to get damp and a little unsupportable as the day went on.
Comments
Checking out road conditions this morning and the spring melt is in full swing with lots of south facing slopes mostly bare and running water everywhere. The north aspects still have decent snow cover, but it is looking thin and won't last too long.
A couple small old avalanches on this north facing slope that has a history of avalanching quite frequently throughout the winter. Rocks and some odd slope characteristics might have something to do it and there is often times avalanche debris piled up on this natural bench below.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
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