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Observation: Central Bear River Range

Observation Date
1/20/2023
Observer Name
weed, pagnucco
Region
Logan » Logan River » Central Bear River Range
Location Name or Route
Central Bear River Range, White Pine Knob
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Stellar powder conditions
Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
No obvious signs of instability
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
We did not find much in the way of recently drifted snow.. Could not produce cracking in 3-day-old drifts.
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments
The snow is very deep in this area, but could still see some evidence of the large natural hard slab avalanche that occurred in late December.
Comments
Noted some early surface hoar development, sparkly frost feathers growing on wind scalloped powder.
A few lingering snowflakes in the air over Tony Grove Lake. People have been stepping out onto some very steep slopes in this terrain, some triggering small, unsurprising loose and shallow soft (wind) slab avalanches.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Coordinates