11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/9/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Whitney Basin-Humpy Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
A bit of a freeze overnight, but conditions quickly softened. Light southwest winds with no snow moving around.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Crusted slopes that are getting direct sun and dense settled dry snow on high protected north facing slopes.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Cornice
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
The giant size cornices may be feeling the heat and it's hard to predict when these things will break?
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Did not travel into much low and mid elevation terrain where the warm wx is creating soft and wet snow conditions.
Comments: 
You do not want to be underneath when these huge cornices break. This one triggered a shallow storm slab as hit the slope.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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