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Observation Date: 
04/25/2017
Observer Name: 
Chester
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Emma ridge west bowl
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Cold, unspring like.wind light, not much snow moving.around except a little bit on hightest ridges.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2'
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Right side up, light for this time of year. Ticking bottom slighty w 2' . top to bottom- fist hard for 20", 4 finger for 4", then an icy cold crusty old snow base with some loose big grains floating around.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Cracking
Red Flags Comments: 
Touchy conditions existed today. Talked to a party of 2 that triggered a avy in hideaway park. Propigated 300' wide 2' deep and ran fast on a icy cold bed.broke at feet, not caught, they skined back up. Saw slides on emma ridge area and west bowl headwall. 35 degrees is all it seemed to take. Suprisingly not much cracking, I only saw cracking when checking out the slide around/on the hangfire.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
My thoughts r today it was considerable danger. My guesses- it will not heal as quickly as it usually does this time of year. For tomm, Im gonna treat it like considerable all aspects and avoid being on below or connected to slopes 35 degrees or steeper, exp above 8500.' im also gonna keep an eye out for wind and sun/ heat. Suspect Snow came in cold, new snow did not bond to cold frozen old snow. 2' of insulation ( snow) on top. The oven is cold-Which is why i would guess slow healing for late april. Aspect didnt seem to matter today. low elevation may have bonded better (warmer) and less snow/loading but that is a guess.
Observer email: 
chesterfrantz@yahoo.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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