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Observation Date: 
04/9/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Beaver Mt Backside SE and N
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Cold, blustery day until about 4pm. Sun poked through a few times but mostly cloudy day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
7"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow depth and density was variable depending on aspect and exposure to wind. Mid elevation low angle slopes skied well, avoiding the buried crust which was sometimes breakable and catchy. 

Despite the cold night the new snow was still medium density. I imagine it was lighter up higher. Found some newly formed small cornices that were sensitive to ski cuts. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Only real red flag was poor structure There is wet unconsolidated snow under the breakable crust. Avalanches over the weekend were failing below the crust.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Still very windy today so wind slab danger was still increasing. 

Comments: 

I would expect any storm snow instabilities to heal quickly but wind slab danger may linger for a day or two in high elevation exposed terrain. 

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