11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/22/2018
Observer Name: 
Hardesty, Wilson
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Off and on snowfall; perhaps added another 2" during the day.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Weekend storm snow now a settled 30cm; little wind or sun effect noted.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Spent a good deal of time looking at different ECT and PST tests. ECTX and two PST tests: PST30,40/100 below.  Deep tap tests showed little propagation.  

Representative area 9700' NNW HS 115; with 30cm of settled fist stellars and df's with varying degrees of 4F/1F slab until the bottom 30cm of 4F- depth hoar.  

Video: 
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Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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