11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
12/31/2017
Observer Name: 
Mike Fogg
Location Name or Route: 
Near Whiskey Hill
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
clear sunny clam 29 degrees at 8100 about 12:00 noon
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

non supportable crust. if you step off your machine you'll sink to you knee

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

persistent slab 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

can see many places where the wind has transported snow

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8100
Slope Angle: 
25
Comments: 

very sensitive ECT. the column broke with 0 taps. It broke when i cut the back of the column with the saw. I was very surprised to see it collapse while cutting the back of the column

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

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