11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/21/2018
Observer Name: 
B. Murdock
Region: 
Moab
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
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: 
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