UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES!!

Observation: Uintas

Observation Date
12/10/2023
Observer Name
Mike J
Region
Uintas
Location Name or Route
Hoyt Area
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northeast
Elevation
9,800'
Slope Angle
24°
Comments
I've been out the last two days, yesterday up to 9000 ft and then today over 10K. Yesterday I found 65cm of settled snow with 3 distinct faceting crusts on the dead north. My ECTs didn’t produce any results other than breaks. Today I started on SE and found 85 cm of snow with about 10 cm of basal facets which my ECT failed on 22 taps propagating across the entire column but failing to fall off the block. On the north side there was about 50% more snow, 125cm where I measured. I only saw one really bad weak layer which was just above the ground, a melt-freeze or rain crust that was faceting. My test failed on top of that layer ECTP 22 RP Q3. Again the block did fall into the pit. The snowpack is supportive, and I was able to cautiously ride my bike off the road above 9000.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
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