11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/23/2017
Observer Name: 
Nathan Chaszeyka
Location Name or Route: 
Lower Cutler Ridge
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
15"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Overnight storm dropped an average of 15" of light density new snow with some near surface graupel noted. I was surprised to find minimal layering in the snowpack. Old crusts and surface layers were absent and only new snow over depth hoar was found. The snow was extremely reactive and collapse in one area would propagate great distances on all aspects. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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