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Observation: Mt Nebo Loop Road

Observation Date
2/11/2024
Observer Name
Raylund Smith
Region
Provo » Mt Nebo Loop Road
Location Name or Route
Mt Nebo loop
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Problem
New Snow
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
There is about 30in of new snow at upper elevations loading the slopes
Avalanche Problem #2
Problem
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #2 Comments
The Wind has a constant up there and causing heavy wind loading and substantial drifts.
Comments
Snow is slowly getting better in lower layers the snow just above the PWL has become extremely solid and bridging the facets making it difficult to cut down to them but all the new snow is holding ok but there was lots of natural releases in the steep terrain. However only 2 out out 10 test slopes either cracked or sluffed.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Coordinates