11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/23/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco, Davis
Location Name or Route: 
Cutler Ridge
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Wintery day with wet snow falling and little bit of wind.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

There was about 8" of high density snow at the weather station (8000'). Much less at lower elevations. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

The old snow is very warm and damp so today's new snow was sticking to it like glue. I imagine you could get it to move but only on very steep slopes and with quite a bit of encouragement. Might become a bit more sensitive when the sun hits it tomorrow. 

Comments: 

Surprisingly decent turning conditions today. Snow was bouncy and "styrofoamy." Made the wet hike in worth it. With an early start tomorrow you might get some good turns though once the sun comes out and it warms up, it'll go off quickly and become a damp, gloppy mess. 

Photos:

1. Back to winter for a day - nice coating of snow and cooler temps. 2. As of 1pm, about 8" of high density new snow had fallen at 8000'. 3. The old snow surface had quite a bit of dirt on it. You can easily see the brown snow at the new/old interface.  4. As per usual on Thursday's, it was quite weathery in the Ogden zone. 5. Even with skin wax, Kory was hauling a few extra pounds of sticky, wet snow uphill. 

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