11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/22/2017
Observer Name: 
Brett Kobernik
Location Name or Route: 
Spring City Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
A little gusty along the ridgetops, enough to transport a little snow.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Very nice new snow, too bad there isn't a decent base yet!

Comments: 

There were really no red flags and no significant current avalanche concerns noted today.  To make it simple, the trouble is still to come on the high elevation north facing slopes.  The new very low density powder is sitting on top of quite weak faceted sugary snow.  The current structure isn't prone to slab avalanches.  We need a more stout layer of snow (a slab) added on top of the weak snow to get the weak snow to fail and cause avalanches.  It is almost sure to happen at some point but not without some more storms.

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

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