Observation: Moab

Observation Date
01/21/2016
Observer Name
Reed kennard

Region:

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

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates