11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/14/2018
Observer Name: 
Reggie
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Patsy Trees
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Great skiing conditions on N through E facing slopes at mid-high elevation, with the caveat of staying away from steeper terrain due to the current persistent slab problem.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments: 
Faceted snow remains in the snowpack near the ground as well as above the thanksgiving crust layer. From a propagation saw test today: PST 56/100 (End) down 80cm
Comments: 
Fun skiing but the current persistent slab problem is scary, especially given psychological heuristic influence. These slides will be hard to trigger in some areas, but with a shallow snowpack there is a high level of variability in snow depth. This means that the weak layer(s) in question might be shallow enough in some areas to trigger large slides. Spooky.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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