11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/23/2016
Observer Name: 
Darce Trotter / Steve Cote / Carey Pierce
Location Name or Route: 
Electric Lake Bowl
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
winds were calm early in the day, started to build some around lunchtime, temps had remained below 30 for the last couple of days, blue skies, great visibility
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Dusting of low density snow over last weekends two act storm, best behaved pack we have seen in several years, echo what KOW had been finding elsewhere, crusts evident on E/S/W faces, and once sun got on snow was dampening surface.  In the very shelter areas in the trees and well protected N facing spots, pack not as strong, more penetration, but still gaining strength.  It is so nice not to find monsters in the basement, the door is now open and with enough coverage to allow machines to access more terrain, but they had not gotten out much where we were. Of note, people were amassing near cabins and trailheads in anticipation of Christmas weekend. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

sheltered N facing steep snow weaker  and susceptible to sluffing

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
9400
Slope Angle: 
27
Comments: 

shakey look at snow

Video: 

high clouds moving in late in the day

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