11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/26/2017
Observer Name: 
Ben, Kory, Joe
Location Name or Route: 
Cutler Ridge
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
The trail head was beautiful! Warm and sunny with virtualy no wind. As we approached the weather station we were presented with scattered skies and moderate wind. Near the weather station we noticed the wind was transporting snow and starting to form small drifts, you could feel the wind slab forming under foot near the weather station.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow pack is thin even as high as the weather station. The summer trail is about the only clear approach and desent.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
New Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

The new heavy snow sits ontop of all the old garbage from earlier this year. 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
7800
Slope Angle: 
28
Video: 

Small wind drifts starting to form near the weather station. 

 

Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
High
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
High
Snow Profile Coordinates: 

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