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Observation Date: 
01/7/2016
Observer Name: 
Reed Kennard
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
BLue mountain ski area
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Weather Comments: 
Overcast for most of the day with periods of light to moderate snow fall. The city of Monticello has been plowing the road to the base of the old ski area. It had not been plowed today and required four wheel drive with some clearance.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
8" to 10" of soft fluffy snow fell overnight in Abajos with very little wind present.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Our hasty pit today revealed a 135 cm base at the top of the old ski area on a north east facing slope. The new snow that fell landed on top of 80 cm of firm nice snow, which is sitting on top of 20 to 30 cm of facets.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Beware of slopes steeper than 35 degrees
Observer email: 
rkennard@alumni.unity.edu
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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