UDOT PLANNED AVALANCHE CLOSURES!!

Observation: UFO Bowls

Observation Date
12/10/2023
Observer Name
Katz
Region
Provo » Provo Canyon » North Fork Provo R. » UFO Bowls
Location Name or Route
UFO Bowls
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Speed
Calm
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Solars have taken on heat in the Aspen Grove area, and have since refrozen. Polars remain cold.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
8,700'
Slope Angle
20°
Comments
From the Aspen Grove parking lot - low snow depths, especially on solar, low elevations, were apparent. With increasing elevation, probing in flat terrain around 8700 revealed a snowpack of 60-80cm in depth. No new avalanches, cracking or collapsing, or other obvious signs of instability were observed. However, the snowpack structure remains obviously poor. A snowpit from a due north facing slope is attached.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Coordinates