11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/17/2017
Observer Name: 
Paradis
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Days Fork
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Cool in the shade and at Spruces TH. The car said 19 degrees at 9am. Higher up in the sun, it was a good bit warmer. There was sort of an interesting cloudy layer that seemed to form between about Spruces and the S curves.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
1"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Facets over rocks?  Very little snow and what is there is largely faceted.  In the few spots with enough snow to turn, I guess you could say the facets skied pretty well.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Normal Caution
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Once we have a slab, we will definitely have a persistent slab problem.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
9500
Slope Angle: 
28
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Low
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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