11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/16/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco
Location Name or Route: 
Rodeo Ridge area
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful, very warm day.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Got a late start today so the snow surface was already very damp and saturated. Managed to have a few good turns on a low angle slope but mostly just out to see what was happening. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

yes

 

and many glide cracks opening 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Cornice
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

yes

Comments: 

An utter meltdown in progress. Only multiple below freezing nights will halt the flow. A trifecta of springtime avalanche problems on display today. Lots of visible glide cracks, a few wet loose avalanches, and falling cornices. 

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

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