11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/5/2017
Location Name or Route: 
South Tony Grove, Miller Bowl East
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2'
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Very nice powder conditions...

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

Persistent layer consisting of small facets and perhaps surface hoar in places above strong Thanksgiving crusts 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

noted some drifting in exposed upper elevation terrain

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8700
Slope Angle: 
40
Comments: 

Evidence of a fairly widespread natural cycle from during the intense storm Sunday night (12/3/17).  Avalanche crowns were visible on many steep slopes between 8000' and 9000' facing north through east.  There was 4 or 5 inches of very light powder on the bed surfaces of the avalanches.

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

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