11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
02/14/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Bald Mt. Mirror Lake, Murdock Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Great mid winter weather, with cool mornings, mild temps in the sun and light northeast winds.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
It's getting that time of year with the sun higher in the sky, warmer temperatures and a nice deep snow pack that is mostly stable.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Dry loose sluffs likely continuing with this stretch of clear days and nights, limited to the steeper shady aspects.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Conditions have really settled out, but traveling around the higher terrain today a person could still find an isolated wind slab in the more exposed windy areas.
Comments: 
Pretty amazing how much snow has been piling up and the Mirror Lake Guard Station is nearly just a hump of snow. The weather station up there is going to need a longer mast to keep the instruments out of the snow.
Not much going on in the snowpack where I traveled in and around the Bald mountain area. A nice increasing density down through the snow pack.
Spotted this slide around Murdock Peak, looks like a piece of cornice broke off high on the ridge line and entrained some surface snow as it moved downhill. Some dry loose sluffs coming off of Reid's Peak.
Great day to be up high checking out how white the Uintas are.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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