11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/12/2016
Observer Name: 
Steve Cote
Location Name or Route: 
Electric Bowl
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Wind picked up as we were leaving, going to moderate, and transporting snow on open slopes above 8000 feet. ridge top winds were higher and out ofthe west to South west.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
5"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow surface consisted of graupel and broken crystals, The new snow was over a rain crust.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Cornice
Problem #1 Comments: 

Wind loading on the upper slopes over the old snow surface with possible wind crusts or rain crusts.

Avalanche Problem #2
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8600
Slope Angle: 
20

Pit is 63 cm, The surface was moderate density of graupel and broken crystals over a rain crust.  Below rain crust was the same as we have seen four finger to the ground. The facet layer on the ground was forming chains and getting stronger.  

Millers flat storm total.

Total snow depth, at millers flat

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