Ad
Observation Date: 
01/6/2017
Observer Name: 
Mark Sevenoff
Region: 
Moab
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.
Observer email: 
mark@westernspirit.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
Ad

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Lift tickets available in November
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe