Observation: Garden City Bowls

Observation Date
02/4/2017
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Garden City Bowls
Weather
Sky
Scattered
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Started with decent precip rates in morning than tapered off and sun came out.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
7"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

15 cms of new snow since thursday.  Melt feeze crust below that on East aspect.  No real notable snow pit results.  CT20 on a density change in the jan 20-24th storm.  Could not get Surface hoar layer to fail.  It was aprox 90 cm down.  

Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Lots of wind loading today.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Rapid wind loading on mainly N-E aspects but wind was really swirling today.

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8600
Slope Angle
17
Comments

Lots of wind trasnport today.  Little wind slab on the roll just west of the UDOT Snow sheds.

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