Observation: Ogden

Observation Date
03/16/2017
Observer Name
Pagnucco

Region:

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
Red Flags Comments
Many nights of above freezing temps. Signs of instability everywhere: rollerballs, cornice fall, glide cracks, wet loose, etc.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose 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