11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
03/31/2017
Observer Name: 
Toddeo
Region: 
Southwest
Location Name or Route: 
Tushers - Eagle Point Periphery
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Wind might have had a bit of an east element at times, always concerning. Some sunny breaks, enough to dampen snow surface a bit and some greenhousing, mostly below 9,500'
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

HST = 4" of dense snow sitting on a semi supportable to breakable crust.  Some damp snow after noon below 9,500'.

Big Flat Snotel showed 5" at 10,500'.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Minor wind slabs.  

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Minor today but may increase with warmer weather over the weekend.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
9500
Slope Angle: 
30
Comments: 

Upper snow pack is a snow/crust sandwich from the last three storms.  Two crusts at the top of the 1st 2 of 3 storms sitting on top of the march high pressure surface.  The mid and low pack is mostly isothermal from the march high pressure which was responsible for a big melt/loss of snow.  The low and mid pack is pretty well locked up until another major warm-up.

Mostly a low danger below treeline today, this might increase with warmer weather as forecasted this weekend.  I would speculate a moderate hazard in the alpine which was mostly obscured today.

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