11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/21/2018
Observer Name: 
Spencer
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Western Uintas, Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Variable wind conditions, Stronger in the morning @ 15 mph weakening as the day goes on. Wind slab forming on the NE ridges from the previous night. Very little accumulation of snow today, around a 12 inches of new snow during yesterdays storm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Mid Pack weak layer. Instability of this layer has increased due to heavy snowfall from recent storm especially on wind loaded terrain. avoid upper elevation terrain on the NW to SE
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
Wind slabs are showing up along the NE side of the ridges. The new snow fall and wind allows snow to be blown around easily creating large wind slabs.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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