Observation: Moab

Observation Date
01/6/2017
Observer Name
Mark Sevenoff

Region:

Location Name or Route
Julies & north woods
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
negative 2 at the T. H at 8:30am, but clear and not a bit of wind. Peaks had some wind above 12,000' By 1pm (but probably earlier) the road was plowed. Good job, but could be widened still. T.H was filling up.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
5"
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
Dense new snow plastered onto the landscape
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Saw some wind coming off the peaks on the drive up
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #1 Comments
New snow has seemed to bond well, but lots of pillows out there.
No natural activity observed. Much wind transport up high. Lower half of both runs was skiing better than the more wind exposed upper halfs. Sun was warming S. faces quite well by 1pm with temps much warmer (25F) when I was leaving.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates