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Observation: Wilson Glade

Observation Date
11/23/2022
Observer Name
Hardesty, Gagne, Torrey, Konigsberg
Region
Salt Lake » Mill Creek Canyon » Wilson Fork » Wilson Glade
Location Name or Route
Wilson Glade
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northwest
Wind Speed
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
2"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
Shooting cracks up to 10' noted where wind drifted snow capped the facets and surface hoar.
Comments
Weak faceted snow and occasional surface hoar exists on most polar aspects and elevations. Excellent skiing and riding for now.
The greatest uncertainty of structure involves the other aspects. South and southwest aspects are crusted but other "off" aspects such as east, southeast, and west have weak snow sometimes associated with crusts.
As you'll see in the video, it won't take much loading to activate the now-preserved snow surface weaknesses (facets and surface hoar) and avalanches will be certain in steep terrain. (photos Bo Torrey)
Video
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
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