11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
02/20/2017
Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Weber Canyon/Whitney Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Nothing too alarming, but SW winds blowing snow around near the high ridgelines
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
6"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Full gamut of snow conditions today

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

A lot of cross-loading in chutes and gullies.

Corni continue building.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Steep low elevation terrain took on heat and I could easily trigger damp, manageable slides.

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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