11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
11/19/2017
Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Location Name or Route: 
TG/Blind Saddle
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
16"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

Ongoing drifting... Noted some stiff slabs near ridge

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
8800
Slope Angle: 
22
Comments: 

The storm on Saturday started with rain,which saturated the underlying snow.  Temperatures dropped during the storm and the snow fell "right side up" or heavy and dense below and nice and light up high.  The saturated early November snow is developing a solid crust, now capping weak snow below...

I did get propagation with ECT test, failed on small damp facets just below saturated layer.

e evidence of a small natural avalanche from during the storm in East Miller Bowl... A wind slab, 1' deep by 50' wide, running around 400' vrt.

I found good coverage, even on the ridge.  The fresh surface snow was wind affected and I noted some ongoing drifting.

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

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