11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/9/2017
Observer Name: 
Alpine Extreme
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
Southwest shoulder of South Mountain
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Warm temps. I'm not sure it was below freezing at my high point of ~11,200 feet
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
On aspects with any sun/radiation exposure there were moist grains on the surface. Moist grains were even present on shaded aspects up to about ~9,600 to 9,800 feet. There was still some good skiing to be had on due North Aspects between 11,200 and 10,200 then the snow character started to change, but it wasn't soupy and slow until a bit lower.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Steeper unsupported slopes were best avoided today though even the southerlies showed muted warming due to some wind and thin cloud. Increasing danger with added radiation/warming.
Snow Profile
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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