11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/27/2017
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco
Location Name or Route: 
Tony Grove Lake/ Mt Magog shoulder
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Flat light day. Moderate winds otherwise not much going on.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2'
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Winds have done some damage to the surface snow. About 1/2" of graupel on the surface made for fast traveling conditions on skis. Sledding conditions were good as well though not a good day to get stuck as once you jump off the snow is bottomless and loose. Supportable enough but still relatively thin with large rocks lurking underneath surface. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments: 

The buried persistent weak layer is still reactive. Great indication that the snowpack is still unstable and steep slopes should be avoided. 

Comments: 

Quick ECT showed propagation at 25 taps. 

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

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