11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/14/2018
Observer Name: 
Ben Bauter
Location Name or Route: 
Red Pine
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Weather Comments: 
Beautiful blue bird days. Mild temps in the upper 20's. Little to no wind.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Faceted Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Good riding on West- North- East aspects. Surface hoar was tall and the near surface facets made for good skiing and riding. With this new storm coming in this weekend this new large surface hoar layer could become another issue. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Problem #1 Comments: 

We currently have two layers that are producing reactive ECT results on the NW aspects in Bloomington canyon. The persistent layer from 35-50cm on the ground is still producing ECTP14,16,13 SC Q1.

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
New Snow
Problem #2 Comments: 

The storm that came in Jan 11-12 was reactive @20cm down from the surface ECTP8,10 SC Q1.

Comments: 

All in things are still pretty iffy out there. Still seeing cracking and collapse. Good fast snow can be had with the loud pow on sheltered NW-NE slopes. 

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