11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/10/2018
Observer Name: 
Bo Torrey, Quinn Graves
Location Name or Route: 
Emma Ridges
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light to moderate snowfall rates. Calm to light winds. Anywhere from 8 to 14 inches of new snow. Medium to high density snow, falling right side up (meaning the snow density decreased as the storm moved through).
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Medium to high density snow. This kind of snow skis and boards well on lower angle slopes. Ski penetration roughly 6"

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

The recent load has made these easy to trigger and identify in snowpit test. Breaking 16" down below the previous snow surfaces' melt freeze crust.

 

 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Southeast
Elevation: 
9100
Slope Angle: 
35
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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