11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/14/2018
Observer Name: 
Prival AIARE 2
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Patsy Marly
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Persistent Slab continues to haunt upper elevations on all aspects. Mid elevations on Northerly slopes remain suspect. Continuing trend of low probability high consequence. The pockets of terrain holding optimal snow (more coverage, less rocks) with angles below 30 degrees are highly trafficked. Observed ski tracks in areas of suspect. Steeper slope angles and Southerly high elevation aspects that are holding faceted snow below the persistent slab are seeing high traffic. Note buried facets on 10,200ft Southwest aspect Patsy Marly Ridgeline were observed.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
Observed buried facets on South West aspect at 10,200'.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
10000
Slope Angle: 
26
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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