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Observation Date: 
04/12/2017
Observer Name: 
C Brown
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Tuscarora
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light southerly winds noted on he ridge lines. No cloud cover to speak of, and very moderate temps, probably mid to high 30's above 10,500'.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow quality on high protected north was very nice settled cold powder, as you skied into lower angle aprons the snow had some sun on it but skied great later in the day.  Observed some wind, temperature and sun crusts on other aspects and elevations, but by the afternoon any skin had come off.  Lots of soft manky, sticky snow on mid-elevation slopes and southerly high elevation slopes.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments: 
Snow was pretty well behaved today. Solar aspects had some loose wet activity, but any wind slabs that have formed seemed to have faceted out some and stablized. The snow below high elevation seems to be getting pretty mushy with the sun and high temps.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Predictable and manageable but with the strong sun and the high temps this seems to be the only problem.

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