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Observation Date: 
02/20/2017
Observer Name: 
Ryan Cutter
Region: 
Moab
Location Name or Route: 
The Funnel
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Nice sunny day with scattered clouds
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
5"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Around 4 or 5 inches of new low density snow overnight adding to the storm total. By noon the sun was changing the exposed areas and surface was becoming damp
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Red Flags Comments: 
There appeared to be some shallow activity off the high ridgelines. Without being close my assumption would be lee side wind loading.
Comments: 
Overall a nice day to be out. Skiing conditions were good. We skied a southwest facing line with 5" on top of the old smooth melt surface. The new snow felt very stable and was becoming damp from the sun. I would not have been surprised to see roller ball activity a little later in the day and the new snow depth increased as we descended to lower more sheltered areas protected from the high winds during the storm.
Observer email: 
cutter29@aol.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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