11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/9/2016
Observer Name: 
Steve Cote
Location Name or Route: 
Electric Bowl
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Wind picked up around 2 pm. Snow was being transported across the slope.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
5"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow was like early spring powder snow, due to the warm temp's.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Cornice
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

strong winds from the southwest will build cornices on the steep upper ridges.

 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
9400
Slope Angle: 
28

measured from the top 13 cm of new snow at fist, below that is a freeze/wind crust. Under the crust is a layer of weaker snow (small Facets). The snow below the crust was four finger to three finger to the ground. The snow below the crust had wet grains, no facets were seen. Total snow is 56 cm, that same location last week had 70 CM.

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