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Observation Date: 
04/10/2017
Observer Name: 
Kyle Van Peursem and Jim Steenburgh
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
White Pine
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Weather Comments: 
Cold morning, temps in the teens at the TH at 6:45 and in the low 20's at about 9.5k ft. Began to warm up after 10 am. Some high clouds limited the amount of solar radiation at the surface as the sun peaked over the mountains
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
A thick but unsupportable crust on the surface in most exposed locations up to nearly 10k ft. Softer snow in the trees. Steep above tree line north facing slopes did not seem to be affected by yesterday afternoon's sun and had soft powder at the surface.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments: 
Recent natural wet loose point releases and natural and human triggered D1 sized dry loose avalanches
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Saw several human triggered loose dry sluffs on steep northerly slopes on Lake Peak but did not entrain enough snow to pose much of an issue
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
A few small point releases at the bottom of cliff bands yesterday, nothing when we were up there but we left by 11 am. I would expect numerous loose wet slides this afternoon
Comments: 
Small skier triggered loose dry avalanche on north facing slope off of Lake Peak
This skier triggered a loose dry avalanche as he descended down the ridgeline just east of Lake Peak
Observer email: 
kylevp85@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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