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Observation Date: 
02/26/2016
Observer Name: 
Reed Kennard
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
exxons
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Blue Bird day in the mountains with temps in the upper 30's with no wind. Sun burn is your biggest weather concern at the moment.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Snow quality varies drastically at the moment ranging with just about every condition you can think of. Corn on the south faces, powder on the sheltered north side and various forms of sun affect on every thing else.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Collapsing
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments: 
Although things seem to be relatively stable in the mountains there are still pockets of faceted snow on the north faces. This was most obvious around large boulders where the snow pack is more shallow and readily collapses from the weight of a skier. Things seem to be heating up in the afternoons. Be aware of the potential for wet slides on sunny aspects in the afternoon. Several recent wet slides were visible in talking mountain cirque.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
Higher elevation north facing slopes are still holding onto their facets and careful slope analysis should be used before hopping on anything steep.
Observer email: 
rkennard@alumni.unity.edu
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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