Observation: Upper Weber Canyon

Observation Date
03/31/2017

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Mostly overcast with periods of in and out fog. Clouds breaking up later in the day. Winds were light from the NE. Mild temps.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
15"
New Snow Density
High
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Mild temps made for damp snow at lower elevations. Snow was considerably lighter up high...until greenhousing changed that. More snow than I had anticipated, especially down low. Spongecake mashed potatoes. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Snow Profile
Aspect
North
Elevation
10000
Comments

Pretty decent skiing and snow machining today considering the mild temps. The area we traveled went through a natural avalanche cycle on steep north through east facing slopes. These were in the newest storm snow. I was surprised to see how much snow we have gotten since last week since I haven't been out in a while. The Uintas are plastered with snow and the terrain is as filled in as I've ever seen it. 

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