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Observation Date: 
01/29/2016
Observer Name: 
Weed
Region: 
SE Idaho
Location Name or Route: 
Gibson Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Mild temperatures, increasingly heavy snowfall later in the afternoon. Rain in Logan Canyon with R/S line around 7000' and climbing at 1630
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Varying thickness of fresh sun crust on sunny slopes,  very thin on off aspects.  Thicker on souths, (~2 cms), capping nsf

‚ÄčNice smooth settled powder riding on norths, but droppy and weak feeling where shallow. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
impressed by weak snow, top to bottom, in areas where the overall snowpack is shallow
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
8300
Slope Angle: 
23
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
High
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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