11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/13/2018
Observer Name: 
Prival AIARE 2
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Brighton perimeter
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
North
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Light Winds. Surprisingly cool temps. negative 4C @ 9660.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Good turning conditions. Loud pow indicative surface faceting. Deeper boot deep ski pen in open areas. Shallower ski pen in the trees.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Still seeing poor snowpack structure: Weak Basal facets. Thanksgiving crust pencil hard above facets. 1F layer above crust. All suspect Dug a pit @ 9660' NW aspect on 26degree slope. CTH(SC) @ 20CM from ground. ECTX: Observed propagation @ 46cm just outside the standard loading steps (3 extra taps).
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Observed wind loading on SW aspect.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
9700
Slope Angle: 
27
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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