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Observation Date: 
01/20/2017
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Region: 
Southwest
Location Name or Route: 
Tushers --Lake Peak
Weather
Precipitation: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Wind and snow picked up during the day, tracks were blowing in every run in exposed areas
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
14"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

12" overnight and 2" during the day.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments: 
High PI late in the day Wind was filling in ski and skin tracks every run during the afternoon. Minor soft cracking, none shooting. 1 good size collapse
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

I was not able to isolate the new snow, failures on surface facets or below a thin suncrust depending on aspect.  Will increase with forecasted snow.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Snow was starting to turn to a wind slab in open areas, I would expect significant wind slabs in more exposed terrain.

The hazard is primarily new snow only in this area. I avoided all steep terrain today.

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