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Observation Date: 
02/17/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Gold Hill, East Fk. Bear River
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
The day started out with sunshine for a few hours with clouds moving in mid day. Winds picked up, but little to no snow transport on the ridge lines.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Lots of frozen hard sled tracks, a stout melt freeze crust on the south side of the compass, but still some nice dense creamy snow on high shady north slopes.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Red Flags Comments: 
Very little wind transported snow, but some minor cracking in fresh shallow wind slabs on the north side of the compass.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Just some very isolated shallow wind slabs on the ridge lines and these were very small and not real connected.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
Looks like the forecasted storm for this evening will be quite warm with dense snow. This new snow could become damp and active as the day heats up.
Comments: 
A nice smooth groomed trail this morning and much welcomed with the hard frozen tracks throughout the area.
Grey skies and a slight increase in the winds as the afternoon went on. No new snow while I was out.
I was only finding some isolated and shallow wind slabs on the exposed ridge lines. These were not connecting yet and did not create any issues where I was today.
Observer email: 
tscroggin@allwest.net
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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