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Observation Date: 
01/21/2016
Observer Name: 
Reed kennard
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Gold miners
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Wind transport was visible from town in the morning, however they died off by midmorning. We enjoyed sunny skies and mild winds for the rest of the day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
The new snow that fell Wednesday night was blown around by the strong northern winds creating firm wind affected conditions along the ridge and a soft windslab on leeward slopes just below the ridge line. Lower slopes were unaffected by the wind but were affected by the sun.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Ridgetop windds were blowing out of the north for several hours overnight and into the late morning.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
South
Elevation: 
11500
Slope Angle: 
35
Comments: 

Observer email: 
Rkennard@alumni.unity.edu
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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