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Observation Date: 
04/26/2017
Observer Name: 
kory
Region: 
Ogden
Location Name or Route: 
Snowbasin
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Very Light winds today. Kind of surprising. Very calm looking on the upper ridges also.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
11"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Good riding today.  Very wet and sticky below 7,000ft.  The new snow has really settled out now.  only about 3in ski pen.  Still cold snow to be found in protected areas.

Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

I really thought we would see some signs of wind slab today but really nothing to note.  Yesterdays new snow and high winds should have produced some indicators but nothing.  Maybe with the high temperatures these instabilities settled out quickly.

Comments: 

 

Excellent turning the high you got the better.  Also yesterdays little bit of sun really shocked the snow pretty good but not mushy skiing.  No signs of wind slab even at high elevations and in exposed areas.  Very small amount of snow being transported today.  I was surprised by the lack of wind slab formation yesterday.  The snow was becoming damp with the high temperatures.  I know it started to snow at the base of Snowbasin (6,700ft) this afternoon so that is a good sign that there was no rain with this afternoon with high temps.  Also noted tonight the very still air in the Ogden Valley (glassy on pineview) and the weather station seemed to be in agreeance.  I think tomorrow what you see is what you get.  If there is some snow blowing around note what aspect is loading.  I think the new snow will bond well with the old snow surface.  

Off and on clearing today always beautiful with the green pastures below,  ski pen, Very turny conditions!

Pockets of MODERATE for tomorrow with precip and wind we could see some windslab formation.

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