11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
4/11/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco
Location Name or Route: 
Southern Wellsvilles
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Weather Comments: 
Weather was warm. and getting warmer by the minute.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Pick your poison today- deep, sticky glop or breakable crust. Wasn't expecting much but conditions were especially under-whelming. Have to wait for a lengthy melt-freeze cycle to settle the snow and allow for corn to redevelop. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

RAPIDLY warming temps this morning caused RAPIDLY  increasing instability. New snow from last weekends storm is now mostly damp except for MAYBE isolated shaded N facing pockets at upper elevations. Tomorrow's even warmer temps should affect all elevations and aspects. 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Cornice
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Saw evidence of previous cornice fall as well as cornices still in tact hanging on the ridge. 

Comments: 

1. Shade = breakable crust, sun = deep glop ‚Äč2. 1-1.5 " crust 3. Even NE facing slopes were rollerballing by mid morning 4. Large chunks of older cornice fall 5. The Wellsvilles are holding good snow, at least up high.  6. Otto found the best use for snow conditions today. 

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