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Observation Date: 
12/27/2017
Observer Name: 
Weston Deutschlander
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
No Name Ridge
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Wind was transporting even in the trees today, small cyclones seen on neighboring ridges. The sun and warm temps didn't seem to effect the surface of the snow or warm too much. Where the wind hadn't touched, surface hoar was growing. Snow was really, really low in the woods still. Too little snow to travel efficiently uphill and enough snow to make avy danger terryfing.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments: 
Cracking was happening thru the entire day, shaking small saplings and bushes and echoing with the control work of the resorts. Very recent avalanche was seen on skiers right side of Scott's bowl. Unknown trigger (possible from snowmobile operation), unknown depth, etc. Cracking along the skin track.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments: 

Many, many collapses. Very spooked around anything over 30°

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Problem #2 Comments: 

While there was visible transport today, growing wind slabs were not really concerning me. 

Comments: 

Oh so pretty now....

Where there was no surface texture the surface hoar was growing tall out of the wind. 

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