11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/7/2017
Observer Name: 
kory
Location Name or Route: 
North Ogden Divide
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Stong winds again. I judge strong by if it can blow me over and once again the wind did that today. Can not wait for the wind to stop blowing!
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Mixed bag out there still.  In some areas the 20" of new snow that has fallen plus the 65 inches from last storm is all stripped away leaving in many places our lovely rain crust form February 20.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Nothing noted today but they have to be out there somewhere.  I would say they are possible to trigger!

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

Honestly this afternoon and headed into tomorrow this could be the biggest concern.  Poor clearing tonight is going to green house our snow pack and warm temps could be expected tomorrow depending on the "light disturbance." 

Comments: 

Mixed bag on the skiing side today.  Found cold snow in protected areas above 7,200 ft.  Drastic change s you moved only 200 ft less in vert.  No glaring sign of instability.  Some cracking in shallow wind slabs up to 6 in deep but that is about it.  Lots of wind loading on NE aspects.  Most of the snow on the SW aspect of the N side of the divide has been stripped back to the Feb 20 rain crust or summer conditions (see Photo).  It always amazes me how fast the snow in Ogden on S aspects at 7,000ish ft melts out.   For considerable today I wish I had more interesting stuff to give you but that's all!

 

Summer conditions

South Side of the Divide just looking wind hammered.

 Isolated Cracking

I heard we now needed a Cornice photo of the day (This one is a little small sorry?!)

Everyone LOVES winds!

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

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