Observation: Weber Canyon

Observation Date
01/21/2018
Observer Name
Steven Tyler

Region:

Location Name or Route
Weber canyon
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Light
Weather Comments
Temps in teens. Light Winds were moving some snow. Overcast to broken skys on the tail end of the storm.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
11"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments
New fresh blower pow!! Still has not bonded with old snow layers. Very thin coverage, ski smart
Red Flags
Red Flags
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Already seeing snow transport from winds and the snow stayed dry all day. keep an eye on winds in this area as they can often get strong
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Winds will be affecting the new low density snow. There was clearly a windward/leeward snow pack due to the low snow pack this year, be careful to recognize the localized wind conditions creating new wind loading on slops, epecially as winds increase overnight
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments
This has been a continuing concern all season and the new snow did not eliminate it. There are still deep facets
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates