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Observation: Wolf Creek Bowl

Observation Date
11/22/2022
Observer Name
Champion & Staples
Region
Uintas » Wolf Creek Bowl
Location Name or Route
Wolf Creek Bowl
Weather
Weather Comments
Pretty warm today but there isn't enough sunshine to do much to the snowpack other than dampen the snow surface on slopes facing due south. Clear skies keep the snowpack cold
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments
Loud powder on north facing slopes. Some crusts on due south. Facets on every slope.
Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
No red flags. Avalanches unlikely but the writing is on the wall for future problems
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
9,700'
Slope Angle
30°
Comments
Nikki and Mack were here seven days ago on 11/15 with this observation looking at this avalanche. The snowpack has faceted considerably since then during cold weather.
What stands out is:
  1. Almost all slopes are snow covered. The exception is steep, direct south-facing slopes which only have a few inches of snow. All other slopes have varying depths, but well covered.
  2. Almost all slopes (except steep, direct south-facing) have lots of facets from top to bottom of the snowpack. The absolute weakest snow is on the surface on north facing.
When it snows, there will be avalanches on nearly all slopes.
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Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
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