Observation: Weber Canyon

Observation Date
01/21/2018
Observer Name
Ben Sukow

Region:

Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Northeast
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Moderate winds moving snow on the ridges at 9600.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Persistent Slab
Trend
Same
Problem #2 Comments
Observed poor structure on a NNE facing slope at 9170'. 82cm off total snow depth. Rounding Basal facets, a deteriorating crust 45 cm depth surrounded by medium facets, and a thin crust at 25 cm down below the storm snow with small grained facets below.
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates