11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/21/2018
Observer Name: 
Steven Tyler
Region: 
Uintas
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
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
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 Weak Layer
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: 
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