11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/7/2017
Observer Name: 
brian smith
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
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
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: 

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