11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/15/2018
Observer Name: 
J.Spitzer
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Willow Fork/West Monitor
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Northeast
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Generally calm winds with light/moderate NE wind on the ridgeline at times. Sunny and warm.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

North facing terrain both on the Monitor Sneak and in Willow Fork offer ESP riding conditons.  Rest of the compass was a mixture of wind crust, m/f crust, and damp snow in the afternoon.    Wide spread surface hoar (3-4mm) in the protected basins of willow fork and will's hill.   Could be come a problem depending on how happens next with the weather.  

 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Will be interesting to see how this next storm and water effect the persistent slab.   

Comments: 

widespread surface hoar in Willow fork and Will's hill area today.

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