Observation: Moab

Observation Date
02/15/2017
Observer Name
Ryan Cutter

Region:

Location Name or Route
North Woods
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Blue bird day with calm/light winds below the peaks
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Variable conditions depending on aspect and elevation. Higher elevations had wind and sun crust on the exposed areas while sheltered tress offered nice riding conditions with dense supportable snow. Lower elevations near the trail head had a surface hoar.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Upper elevations showed areas of wind loading and scour.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Normal Caution
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates