11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/6/2018
Observer Name: 
Andrew Nassetta/Greg Gagne/Craig Gordon
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Dog Lake/Pioneer Bowl Environs
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Weather Comments: 
A little more snow and wind than forecast, but weather hardly ramping up hazard.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

A very welcome 3" plus of medium density, creamy snow that's got some good body, making for soft surfy conditions. Downside is... new snow is preserving NSF. Could be a tricky setup with projected mid week storm

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Problem #1 Comments: 

Great day for an avy class. Our crew witnessed very manageable SS and sluffing on steep slopes. In addition, they got to see our current snowpack setup, helping them to make informed decisions when winter returns to the Wasatch.  

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