11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
3/24/2017
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Region: 
Southwest
Location Name or Route: 
Tushers - Eagle Point Periphery
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
A cold morning became a very warm afernoon. Clouds started building from the west late in the day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Both kinds of snow today, Powder and Not Powder.

HST ranged from 10 to 14" at elevations ranging from 9-10,000' .  About 8-10" in Merchant valley at 8,000', with a bit of a crust.

Snow started out cold and dry and all aspects that received any sun were damp by 1pm.  Still possible to find dry snow in very shaded areas.

Most aspects will have a crust in the morning.

Some areas of dense wind-drifted snow in exposed areas.

The new snow appeared to be well bonded, all hand shears and quick ECTs did not produce a single shear.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Todays primary concern, will not be as pronounced with tomorrow, cooler forecast.

May increase on Sunday with forecasted sunny weather and tomorrows' snow,

 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

This may be a bigger concern in the alpine than what I observed today below treeline.  The alpine looked wind affected.

Comments: 

Hazard is new snow only, the base was frozen solid.

Generally a moderate hazrad.

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