11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
4/29/2017
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Whitney Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Chilly start to the day with northeast winds and scattered clouds in the morning and mostly sunny in the afternoon. The northeast winds kept the temperatures cool.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
18"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Quite the storm, with a nice 18~20" in the Whitney Basin and the snow quality was like January conditions early in the day. The riding and turning conditions were amazing for almost May.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Fresh wind slabs were the main concern early in the day, but these appeared to settled out as the afternoon warmed up.
Comments: 
Riders are taking advantage of this exceptional winter and spring with great riding for the end of April.
A small natural avalanche cycle likely happening during yesterday's steady snowfall on the north facing slopes.
Not much good from northeast winds as the north facing slopes were pretty worked over up near the ridge lines.
Pretty amazing powder conditions for the end of April.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
None
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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