11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/26/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Whitney Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Sunny and clear this morning, but still quite cold. High clouds and light southwest winds picked~up early this afternoon, with some minor wind drifting.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Looks like maybe just a couple of inches overnight topping off an amazing 30" of new snow that fell on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Some of the more wind exposed terrain does have some stiff dense wind affected snow, but generally there is great powder riding and turning on most slopes. Everytime I go out into the field, I'm just amazed how white and deep the Uintas are!
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Yesterday's on again off again snow showers and gusty winds created some isolated shallow and manageable soft wind slabs just off the ridge lines.
Comments: 
Some great over the hood powder and deep trench riding today.
Noticed some wind textured snow on the north side of Moffit Peak and you can usually find some place where the wind blows in the Uintas.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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