Observation: Moab

Observation Date
02/17/2017
Observer Name
R Cutter

Region:

Location Name or Route
Noriega Ridgeline
Weather
Sky
Broken
Wind Direction
South
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Increasing clouds and wind as the storm approached
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Boiler plate melt-freeze on all but north or very sheltered aspects this morning. North facing trees skied well in places but any open areas on the ridge had a breakable wind crust.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Visible wind loading on exposed north slope and an old crown line.
Snow Profile
Aspect
Northwest
Elevation
10800
Slope Angle
35
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates