11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/25/2016
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Location Name or Route: 
Tushers - Eagle Point
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
On and off snow most of the day. 2" on my car at the base and more up high. Mostly light dendrites but some rimed snow later in the day. Some wind in the more exposed areas, transport picked up a bit later in the day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2.5'
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Generally very light powder and lots of it.  Some drifting in exposed areas.

Hard call on HST - 30" seems about right.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
New Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Storm slab would be my 1st concern in the near future.

Considerable hazard on any slope steeper that 35 degrees as the new snow consolidates.  I would not be surprised to see indications of a natural cycle when things clear

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

Wind slabs in exposed areas would concern me over the next few days.  The wind was picking up a bit this afternoon.  note:  I did not travel in any wind exposed areas today.

Considerable hazard.

Comments: 

No snow profile today.  However, imagine 30" of new snow on my profile from 12/23 on Lake Peak.

While I did not see many strong indications of instability, I would call the hazard due to the amount of new snow.

Thank You Baby Jesus!

Happy Holidays!

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