11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/5/2017
Location Name or Route: 
Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Mild temps. Clouds rolled in at the end of the day ahead of the upcoming storm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Damp
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Collapsing
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Increasing danger in places with preserved surface hoar with increased water weight forecasted over the next few days.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
9300
Comments: 

Wet activity on a steep east facing slope.

 

First photo: cracking.

Second and third photos: preserved, buried surface hoar. 

Was finding yesterday's storm snow not bonding that well to the old snow surface. Was a none-issue today and guessing it should settle out quickly.

Traveled the north half of the compass from 7400-10,500 today.

With more snow forecasted, the increased water weight will bring back to life the persistent slab issue we are having with the buried surface hoar.

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