11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/1/2017
Observer Name: 
Hardesty, Covington, Torrey
Location Name or Route: 
Primrose Cirque to Emerald Lake
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Overnight "storm" brought a trace to an inch to the Provo mountains.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Rough going.  The photos tell the story.   Patches of old snow leftover from last winter with wind hammered and faceted snow left over from the past two months.  

The weather story from mid-mountain 7500' at Sundance - thanks to UDOT Provo canyon for the company and wx history:

September 23/24th storm - 5"/0.69" with monthly water totals of 2.73"

October water numbers - 1.66"

November - 4.5" snow/0.50" water

Overall finding "patches" of snow above 9500' on northerly aspects up to 12" deep where semi-protected.  This wildly variable due to extensive wind damage.  See photos below of representative snow structure.  Generally, SE-S-W holds no snow whatsoever.

Comments: 

Photos of thin coverage on Timpanogos.  Wore running shoes to Hidden Cirque.

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

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