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Observation Date: 
04/23/2017
Observer Name: 
kory
Region: 
Ogden
Location Name or Route: 
Snowbasin
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Moderate winds today. No snow being blown around too wet. High of 50F at 8,000 ft.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow stayed pretty stable through most of the day.  Started to get sloppy around 1 pm  A couple of new Loose Wet Avalanches but most snow stayed in place.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Comments: 

Looking at the weather its still pretty warm here at 8,000 ft.  We have temps in the mid 40's.  I do not think these temps will cool off before some precip this afternoon.  So rain tonight and probably tomorrows storm will start as rain also. Hopefully by Monday night we are looking at 1-2 inches of snow around 8,000 ft.   A little rain before snow never did any harm and will smooth out the snow surface.  Depending on wind and snow amounts this week we could see touchy wind slabs later in the week.

Today above 7500 ft the snow had not gone through the freeze thaw process enough times to produce really great skiing.  There was pretty good smush skiing on east aspects.  If you were to brave skiing in the rain tomorrow I would be hesitant about wet activity with no good freeze for 2 days.  Watched one loose wet avalanche come down the tram chute.  

 

We loose in Mt. Ogden chute and Kill Will

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