Observation: Upper Weber Canyon

Observation Date
03/26/2017
Observer Name
Kikkert

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Clear
Wind Direction
North
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Calm with light north wind much of the day. Winds back to the SW mid afternoon and high clouds started to roll in. Temps stayed moderate, warm in the sun, cool in the shade.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
3"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Only about an inch new at 8600 feet, increasing to about 3 around 10,000 feet. 

Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Problem #1 Comments

About as quiet as it gets, with the only activity being a few wet loose point releases on steep east facing around 1030 AM (see photo). Although the surface snow got damp on most aspects, underlying snow had a very solid refreeze at all elevations and the old snow is now a solid block. Snow on mid to upper elevation north and northeast stayed cold and dry with good riding.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Cornice
Problem #2 Comments

Few chunks of cornice fell during the warm spell, but overall cornice remain intact (see photo).

Photo shows the only two things going on today. Mostly low hazard, should be low hazard tomorrow morning too, increasing to moderate for wind slabs if we get the wind and snow forecast.

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