11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/16/2018
Observer Name: 
Stetson
Location Name or Route: 
George's Bowl North
Weather
Weather Comments: 
Calm, clear and hot. T-shirt skiing in January. Solar aspects went off, damp snow and a few rollerballs on steep slopes. Most terrain with a slight tilt to the N or trees to the S stayed dry. Strong down canyon winds in the valley this morning but totally calm below ridgeline in the mountains.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

No co/cr. Ski pen 10-15cm. Rain crust evident below 9000'. Widespread 4-5mm V in shady protected areas, I expect sun and wind decimated it elsewhere. Cracks from a few days ago still visible on steep rolls.... 1 hasty pit: NE @ 9440'; HS 120cm; weak layers above xmas snow and above ground; CT12 SC on our dirt facets at 40cm (maybe an outlier); ECTN28 down 45cm on top of xmas snow, pry-out failed very easily at the ground. Despite a concerted and repeated effort on a few steep ENE test slopes, hard ski cuts did not produce any collapsing or avalanches.  

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure

Photo of V (surface hoar) at about 9000' near Vina Flat

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