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Observation: Weber Canyon Environs

Observation Date
1/21/2023
Observer Name
Craig Gordon
Region
Uintas » Weber Canyon Environs
Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon Environs
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
NE winds had no problem whipping up a fresh batch of drifts, especially on the leeward side of upper elevation ridges.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Wind sheltered terrain offers outstanding riding conditions on a go-anywhere base
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #1 Comments
Today's wind created shallow, pockety drifts reactive to my additional weight, along the leeward side of upper elevation ridges. Lose the wind and you lose the problem
Comments
A stunning day with excellent snow and very straight-forward, predictable avy conditions... a perfect combo to start stepping into big terrain.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low