11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/3/2017
Observer Name: 
C Brown
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Very windy on the ridge lines. Moderate winds from the south throughout the day with moderate snow transport loading the north's. Broken skies became overcast in the afternoon. Temps down low were surprisingly warm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Saw a little of everything out there today.  A few inches of snow from yesterday was all blown around and lying in a select few places.  Elsewhere had everything from supportable windslab to wind crust, to MF crust.  Snow down low at ~7,500' was pretty warm and damp.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Observed two windslab avalanches today, one natural and one skier triggered.  Got a report of one other windslab releasing skier triggered.  Not widespread, but I would expect these to become deeper and stiffer with continued winds and the forecasted new snow tonight and saturday.  

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
10100
Slope Angle: 
35
Comments: 

HS at the snow profile location was 235cm

Picture of the wind transport and the natural wind slab.

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