11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/8/2018
Observer Name: 
kory
Location Name or Route: 
Snowbasin Backcountry
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Lots of cross loading out of the SSW on anythign N through E on the compass
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Snow Profile
Comments: 

Lots of wind transport today.  No real slab formation below wind ~ 8000 ft.  Easy CT results on the NSF from pre Jan 6th.  These were failing in the CT SC 4-6 range.   ECT results were not as impressive.  ECTN 26 and EXTX x 2.  PST also showed the lack of slab.  PSTSF x 2.  No good propagation.  

Rime

Honetly in some places considerable at upper elevations N-E but low everywhere else.  Moderate tomorrow depends on rain/snow amounts.  Windslabs were stubborn by the end of the day.

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