UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES!!

Observation: Neeley Bowl

Observation Date
12/9/2023
Observer Name
Craig Gordon/Andy Nassetta
Region
Uintas » Neeley Bowl
Location Name or Route
Wolf Creek Pass
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Weather not affecting snow stability
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
8"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
.Some wind effect near ridges and open terrain from the tail end of the storm, but cold powder in wind sheltered terrain and five star riding on the sunny slopes.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Pack still feels pretty upside-down and we experienced a few subtle collapses on shady slopes.
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments
Not even close to being out of the woods with the PWL. The pack wasn't touchy and collapses were isolated... south end of the range just didn't get the water weight from the last storm, but the setup is there.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
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