11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/25/2017
Observer Name: 
Steve Cote
Location Name or Route: 
Lower Electric Lake
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light snow fall, on East side, heavy going down Fairview canyon.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
16"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow was right side up, it was 16 inches and deeper where wind had deposited more snow off of ridges.  Wind drifts were soft, skis would drop through.  Skiing was great.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Normal Caution
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Normal caution until new snow and time lets the snow pack finds strengthens. 

New snow was fist to the old snow and that was four finger to 1 finger below 16 cm, below that was back to 4 finger and again to 1 finger to the facet layer.  

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