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Observation Date: 
04/28/2017
Observer Name: 
mark white
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Monitors
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Cold, cloudy and lightly snowing most of the day, moderate NW winds on the ridgeline not bad down in the drainages
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

4 to 5 inches of new light density snow overlying a spongy and supportable base

Comments: 

pbots s

 

A trip to the Monitors today revealed a stable right side up snowpack, with last night low density snow resting on denser well bonded snow underneath. The only activity noted was shallow wind slabs right off the ridgeline but they where small in size and easily  managed with ski cuts. Cold temps kept all aspect dry throughout the day. I would expect dry snow on all aspects  above 9000ft in the AM. Things might get interesting if things heat up rapidly, there's lots of new snow and water weight in the upper 3 feet of snow right now and rapid change in temperatures will exacerbate activity

Photos: shallow wind slab in S Monitor, and dry spring powder

 

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