11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
4/27/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Whitney Basin-Double Hill
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Mostly clouds and moderate snow fall with a few brief minutes of sun and gusty southwest winds even getting into lower terrain.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Several new inches overnight and about a foot or so of new snow this past week in the Whitney Basin. When the visibility was good the riding conditions were fairly nice and supportable.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Conditions today were " touchy " with easily human triggered soft wind slabs and some natural avalanches taking place.
Comments: 
A few inches overnight around the Bear River Ranger Station and a little more in the higher terrain.
A foot or so of snow has fallen the last few days capping off some various crusts and damp snow underneath. The snow stayed relatively cool and supportable throughout the day.
Both easily human triggered slides and naturals today on recent wind loaded slopes facing northeast through southeast. These were up to two feet deep and a couple hundred feet wide.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
None
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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