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Observation Date: 
12/22/2016
Observer Name: 
Ryan Cutter
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Ryan Cutter
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Storm day with low clouds, light snowfall, temps around 25 and winds in the 20 to 30 mph range.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
1"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
1 to 2" of low to medium density snow had fallen by 2pm. At the higher exposed elevations the wind was transporting the new snow leaving a scoured wind crust. Treed areas provided nice riding conditions with a surfy dense snow surface.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Wind slab on top of weak layer
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Observer email: 
cutter29@aol.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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