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Observation Date: 
04/27/2017
Observer Name: 
Redd
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Flagstaff S face
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
10"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
10" from the Wednesday storm, 14" of settled snow under that from the Sunday Monday storm. Very icy but well bonded 4mm grains under that.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Red Flags Comments: 
Weak layer of most concern was the fist hard snow in the middle of 4f top and bottom in the newest snow layer, 4 to 6 inches down. It would readily fail in that zone, but was non planar and very low energy.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
The top 4 to 6 inches cracks easily. Noted one small natural slide that failed at that depth. Graupel was coming down at least from 6:30 to 8am when we got off the hill. Light and about 3 to 4 mm in diameter. It was pooling and getting pushed around by the wind.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
South
Elevation: 
9500
Slope Angle: 
37
Comments: 
HS 220cm ECTN1 at 10cm Low energy, non planar (soft layer in middle of the new storm snow) ECTN4 at 25cm Low energy, non planar (new/old snow interface) ECTN19 at 60cm Low energy, planar (Sun/Mon storm new/old interface
Observer email: 
redds4x4@yahoo.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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