11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
02/17/2017
Observer Name: 
R Cutter
Region: 
Moab
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
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
10800
Slope Angle: 
35
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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