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Observation: Shingle Mill

Observation Date
12/6/2023
Observer Name
Staples
Region
Uintas » Shingle Mill
Location Name or Route
Shingle Mill
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
Winds picking up as next storm approaches
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments
Pretty nice powder on North and East. The dense snow has settled nicely. Even though thin, it is quite supportable (not supportable on foot though)
Widespread surface hoar but it probably wont survive increased winds as the storm approaches tonight.
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
Found the old, faceted snow on west, north, and east. Even found a very thin layer of facets on SE but it shouldn't be a problem except in some extreme circumstance.
Comments
Wanted to look around the compass today at all for aspects. Surprisingly consistent ECT scores on W, N, and E
Below is West facing, ECTP12
North Facing below, ECTP12
East facing below, ECTP13
South facing slopes were pretty cooked with about a foot of snow. I was surprised to find a thin layer of small facets on a south east facing slope. Photo below
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Coordinates