11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/24/2017
Observer Name: 
Toby
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Deer Stand trees, the Ramp
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Periods of heavy snowfall. ongoing drifting of the light snow
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Top notch powder riding conditions

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Not much of an issue for me, since I stayed in mostly low angled terrain.  Wind slabs will be an issue if wind speeds increase, but wind slabs were very soft and not a huge threat today.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

I noticed lots of natural sluffing off very steep slopes and avoided travel under such slopes.  I was not really able to trigger anything on slopes where I skied, but surface snow was cracking and moving with me for shot distances.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8300
Slope Angle: 
27
Comments: 

I noted extensive sluffing off steep slopes and a  2" deep, 200' wide tiny natural soft wind slab release at 7000' that occurred during a period of very heavy snowfall.

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