11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/11/2016
Observer Name: 
Jimmy Tart
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Aspen Run Mill Canyon Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Temps a good bit lower than yesterday, breeze was quite chilly.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
10"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
A good bit of graupel mixed in with the new snow.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
New Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
The cold temps before this storm produced a weak surface for the new snow to fall on.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
The westerlies in this last storm certainly moved a good deal off of snow off of west facing slopes in addition to moving the new snow. Although we didn't get our feet on any wind slabs where we traveled, we saw numerous west facing slopes blown back to shrubs...
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
High
Snow Profile Coordinates: 

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