11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/23/2017
Observer Name: 
Dan
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
LCC to Catherines Pass
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Moderate winds with strong gusts.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
6"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Density was changing as temps increased. Starting to feel upside down, especially in the new wind slabs.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Easy to trigger new wind slabs on test slopes.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
It's there. For sure. Wonder when this will activate??
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Southwest
Elevation: 
9500
Slope Angle: 
25
Hit the nail with the forecast today. Merry Christmas
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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