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Observation: Weber Canyon

Observation Date
01/21/2018
Observer Name
Spencer

Region:

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
Red Flags Comments
The persistent weak layer in the snow pack is more unstable due to heavy snowfall and wind loading at upper elevations.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
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 Slab
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