11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/19/2017
Observer Name: 
Weed, Staples
Location Name or Route: 
Right Hand Fork, Richards Hollow, Whites Bedground, Logan Peak
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
1"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

We noticed some drifting from increasing southwest wind at upper elevations.  Overnight winds, continuing tomorrow will create heightened avalanche conditions.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Not really a problem yet, but widespread very weak snow will cause a lingering persistent slab problem when the current surface is buried by a slab.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8400
Slope Angle: 
34
Video: 
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Low
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 

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