Observation: Rodeo Ridge

Observation Date
03/7/2017
Observer Name
brian smith

Region:

Location Name or Route
rodeo ridge to peak 7990
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Strong
Weather Comments
Very strong wind out of the SW, knocked me over on Rodeo ridge!
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments

The snow has been blown off of the west and south slopes down to the ice crust, nasty traveling and skiing on those slopes. Soft settle powder in the drainages. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Red Flags Comments
Wind slab avalanche on the lower bowl of 7990 and one large long crack.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

Impressive wind in the Ogden mts. Most of the wind slab seemed stubborn today, yesterday it was more sensitive. Large natural on the most skied bowl below 7990. 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Normal Caution
Problem #2 Comments

Much of the new snow has been blown to Wyoming and the under lying snowpack is a frozen mass that seems stable

Comments

 Photos:

1. Wind scoured SW slopes

2, 3. Wind slab avalanche in the lower bowl at 7990

4. Turns in the protected gully

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