11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/14/2016
Observer Name: 
Weed
Location Name or Route: 
Beaver Creek, Eagan Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southeast
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Pretty stormy today....
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Not sinking in far on skis, but all the way to the hip with boots when you hop off the sled...

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Snowpit test revealed propagation on a thin nsf layer buried by last weekend's storm

 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Another weak layer of nsf or SH buried under the couple inches of fresh...  fresh wind slabs may form overnight on this weakness

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
East
Elevation: 
8700
Slope Angle: 
25
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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