11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
4/1/2016
Observer Name: 
Reed Kennard
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
North woods
Weather
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
It felt like winter this morning in the mountains with temperatures in the teens and low twenties for most of the morning above 10,000 feet. By noon temps were above freezing creating some glopping issues.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
the intense spring time sun is creating a good variety of conditions in the La Sals. A healthy melt freeze crust has formed any place that sees direct sunshine. A fair amount of dampness can also be found on sunny slopes later in the day. excellent Boot top powder can be found in shady sheltered areas, but even small sunny areas in the trees have already been effected by the sun. I dug a pit at the top of coyote chute and found a layer of sugary about 35 cm down from the surface. This same layer failed during a compressing test with results CTH 22 Q2.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
11200
Slope Angle: 
25
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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