Observation: Moab

Observation Date
01/21/2018
Observer Name
B. Murdock

Region:

Location Name or Route
Horse Creek Glades
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
16"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Red Flags Comments
Some minor collapsing in the meadows
Snow Profile
Aspect
West
Elevation
10200
Slope Angle
15
Comments
Total snowpack depth was 67 cm, 41 of those had fallen in the last 24 hours. There was definite rain crust that formed at the beginning of the 1/21/18 storm. The rain crust is located 41 cm deep in the snow pack. The snow that fell during the storm was very light density snow, unfortunately it did not fall on any kind of base so there is still a big risk of hitting rocks and logs.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates