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Observation Date: 
11/29/2016
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Region: 
Southwest
Location Name or Route: 
Pahvants - Chalk Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light breeze, high peaks were socked in most of the day. Just enough snow falling this evening to make the ski down without glasses or goggles anoying.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

4" of dense new snow at my high point of 7600'.  Pine Creek snotel showed HST 7", HS 27"  and Bob's Hollow showed HST  5" HS 21" this afternoon, Sites are down this evening.

Snow is well bonded, I was notable to initiate any sluffs on steeper slopes.

The Pahvants seemed to miss out on Sunday.  In comparison Big Flat in the Tushers was showing HS 37" this afternoon.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments: 
I did not not get high enough to see many red flags this afternoon, however some drifts to 2' deep indicate active wind transport.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Wind slab based on the drifting I saw at the mid-elevations.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
7600
Slope Angle: 
15
Comments: 

HS is only about 14-16 inches.  HST at this location is 4"

Photo below:  Quick Glimpse of White Pine Peak before it clouded back in.

Photo below:

Had some help breaking trail today from miss kitty, my main ski partner here in Fillmore:

I would say moderate to considerable in the upper elevations of the Pahvants.

If anyone is skiing in the Tushers or Brian Head area, I would say considerable based on the weak snow I saw this weekend in places coupled with the large snow amounts.

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