Observation: Monte Cristo

Observation Date
11/18/2017
Observer Name
kory

Region:

Location Name or Route
Monte Cristo
Weather
Sky
Clear
Weather Comments
Beautiful Utah Bluebird
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
11"
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Dense new snow.

Red Flags
Red Flags Comments
Could not find any red flags. A little wind loading yesterday.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Storm Slab
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments

If I had to choose a avalanche characteristic it would be storm slab but not much for avalanche conditions out in the Ogden Mountains.  

Comments

Went to the highest and most northern place I could in the Ogden Mountains today to see what actually happened on the night of Nov 14.  How much rain and if it rained up to 9000ft.  My hypothosis was correct from my post on Friday morning a decent amount of rain fell above 9000 ft in the Ogden Mounaints.  The old snow sitting on the grass was very damp (see video).  Monte Cristo had about 8" of snow from the Nov 5th storm.   Snow pit tests at 9000ft on North Aspect were ECTX x 2.  CT(PC) 26 and 28 on the slight rain crust.  

Video

Avalanche danger is still reall void below 8000 ft due do so little snow on ground.  9 inches at most.

Today's Observed Danger Rating
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates