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Observation Date: 
02/3/2017
Observer Name: 
brian smith
Region: 
Ogden
Location Name or Route: 
Bridge canyon to 7700ft.
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Soggy, damp and foggy below 6500ft. Windy on the exposed ridges.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Damp, heavy snow below 6500t. Wind crust on the ridges and some nice creamy 'dry' powder in the 7000ft. range.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments: 
Heavy wind loading from the west. Damp roller balls and wet sluffs below 6500ft. I am sure the wet activity is going to increase with the forecasted rain.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Heavy wind loading on the ridges, natural cornice breaks.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

I was able to find the ice/facet layer down at 49 inches on a north protected slopes at 7000ft. It was very stubborn to move though. No activity after 20 wacks. Probably due to the heavy warm snow above. 

Comments: 

Wet sluffs down low. 

Photos of

1. wind slab and cornices. 

2. wet sluffs

‚Äč3. turns on 'dry' snow

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