11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
11/27/2016
Observer Name: 
Travis N
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Showoff
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Snowing, at times >1"/hr. Gusty winds were moving a lot of snow around. Powder!
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
11"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Relatively large flakes mostly, but some periods of grappel were also observed.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Stay off of the wind slabs at timberline, there are weak layers in there!
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
New Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
New snow on crust on southern aspect below the aspen line will form a perfect slide surfaces for any kind of slab set up by this storm and for sluff slides.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
South
Elevation: 
11000
Slope Angle: 
25
Comments: 
CT3 at 12" below snow surface. This stuff could slide.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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