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Observation Date: 
02/4/2017
Observer Name: 
Michael Janulaitis
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Duke
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Warm day, windy enough to cause the pines on the ridge tops to occationally sway.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Surface snow up high was light enough to ski, however; the old snow was damp.  Thanks to the medium snow density I stayed clear of the typically wind loaded terrain and instead kept my angles low and stayed clear of open slopes.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Cracking
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
10500
Slope Angle: 
10
Comments: 

I was able to get the new snow to easily fail on my compression test.  A few more taps and the rest of the snow from the previous storm failed.  The layers both had too much friction to slide off the block.

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