11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
11/19/2017
Observer Name: 
Rosenberg
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Providence Canyon, Dogleg trees
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Nice day to be out. Moderate wind on the ridge, starting to load a few hundred feet below the ridge. Calm lower down
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
5"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
50 cm total snow at 8,000 ft. A lot less than further north in the Bear River range. Top 10 cm new snow, fist hard Next 10 cm melt/freeze crust, pen/knife hard Next 10 cm very weak, 5-finger/fist hard. Not faceted, but snow grains about 2mm in size. Bottom 20 cm, 1-finger hard It took a lot of force to kick a pole, ski, or boot through the melt/freeze layer. Shovel test failed unenthusiastically at 22 at the interface between the melt/freeze crust and weak snow below. The crust layer just slouched a few inches. Extended column test also failed unenthusiastically at 22 on the same interface. No propagation. The melt/freeze crust just broke in half. No other signs of instability while climbing or skiing except when catching skins and skis on brush, branches, and poorly covered stuff.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
8000
Slope Angle: 
30
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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