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Observation Date: 
12/3/2017
Observer Name: 
kory
Region: 
Ogden
Location Name or Route: 
Powder/Monte
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Wind is starting to pick up. Hopefully the front arrives soon. 43 degress at 9000 ft 57 degrees at 6000 ft. Balmy!
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Well it is what it is.  No snow on any S aspects.  Up to 40 cms of snow at the deepest at 9000 ft on N aspect.

Red Flags
Red Flags Comments: 
None
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Normal Caution
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Above 8500 ft on N through E aspects

Avalanche Problem #2
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Comments: 

Went to check and see how well the forecast matched what we are seeing here in the ogden mountains.  Most of the snow from this storm will land on bare ground.  Upper elevation N aspects do have snow.  We will see how poorly the new snow bonds with the current snow surface,  The current snow surface is a bit faceted but I think this will heal with warm snow (rain) today.  We will see though.  The nice part is it is only about 10cms at most of poor snow.  The snow is well bonded to ground.  ECTX times 2!!

Photo 1  N aspect 7200 ft

Photo 2  S aspect 8200ft

Photo 3  N aspect 9000 ft

Photo 4 S aspect 9000 Ft

Photo 1 Current Snow situation at 9000 F N aspect.

Photo 2  Snow is well bonded to ground.  Good news!

Photo 3 Snow profile.  Not so bad!

Storm blowing around some dust

Low Avalanche Danger at upper elevation N through E aspects  (above 8500)

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
None
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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