11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/22/2017
Observer Name: 
Kikkert
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Winds were very light, even along exposed ridgelines. Only snow transport that I noticed was very minimal, and on a very exposed ridge at 10,600'. Temps stayed in the mid 20's most the day. Did notice a very brief period of greenhousing around 2pm, but seemed very localized and minor.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
11"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

11" at 9,000' with 0.75" of water. Closer to 14" above 9,000.' Snow fell with nearly no wind and was right side up and blower. 

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

Only activity observed was sluffing of the new snow in steep terrain. Sluffs moved slow and were very manageable. They could be a bit larger tomorrow with additional light density snow.

Snow Profile
Comments: 

Photo is of dry loose activity in steep N facing.

Hazard tomorrow depends entirely on how much snow overnight and whether winds stay calm or not. If things continue as forecast anticipate at mostly moderate hazard, with pockets of considerable on the highest peaks. If winds bump up or we get a lot more snowfall, may be a more widespread considerable.

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

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