Observation: Upper Weber Canyon

Observation Date
03/10/2017
Observer Name
R Hartwig

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Rapid warming today with overcast skies and possible green housing affect. Highs in mid 40's with light winds
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Some aspects have great corn skiing as you move around the compass. Other areas still need some time with colder nights and a more gradual warming during the day. The snowpack is very well behaved and the terrain has really opened up with good stability.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
The larger issue is still the cornices. They are extremely large with unstable overhanging thinning support. Finding openings is a challenging task since getting to an observation point may put you in peril. There have been observations of these things breaking off in bus size chunks even on approach to look for access points on slopes. As the temps warm this week instability in the cornice structures will increase.
Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
10500
Slope Angle
38
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates