Observation: Garden City Bowls

Observation Date
03/14/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco

Region:

Location Name or Route
Garden City Bowls
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
Lovely spring day in the mountains. Warmed up quickly.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Found pretty good corn snow conditions on SE then S then W. Snow on those aspects was too warm by 12:30pm. Surprised by the supportable foundation as we've had weak overnight refreezes. Only found these conditions around 8000-8800'. Below that was way less supportable and rapidly disintegrated once the sun hit it. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Snow on SE, S and W showed signs of instability by 12:30pm. Saw a few cornice chunks that had broken off over the past couple of days heating.
Comments

Classic Utah spring time conditions though the time frame for safe skiing is very short. Tomorrow's will be shorter. 

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