Observation: Uintas

Observation Date
05/18/2017
Observer Name
Ted Scroggin

Region:

Location Name or Route
Hwy 150- Bourbon Lake
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Stormy day, cold temps for May and light snow all day with liitle accumulation.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
5"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments
Nice cold snow with about 5~6 inches from the the two days. Conditions were new snow on a supportable spring crust, making for a pleasant day in the mountains.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Red Flags Comments
Minor wind drfting, but things were generally quite stable in this area.
Comments
1. The snow line continues to move up the highway and right now it is around Sulphur Campground. 2. A stormy day, but nice to be out for a walk in the woods.
The only minor issue I observed were these soft chunks of drifted snow on the ridglines, that did not pose much problem.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
None
Snow Profile Coordinates