11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/24/2018
Observer Name: 
chester
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
the big story for today was wind, very little wind till 10 then it came. shook snow off trees, almost tipped me over, guessing there was a gust to 40 mph. seemed to back off a bit in an hour but still transporting snow to midslope. sw thru se
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
south side of the compass did not bake as much yesterday as I thought. quite a bit of variability mostly due to wind. in the flats, snowboard would edge lock, nose would try to bottom ride, had to be on back foot hard. green runs too slow to have fun, took a blue square. tracks were filling in quite well midslope and higher.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
previously mentioned 4 small windslabs.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Previously mentioned. Impressed with how most are dialing it back a bit this year. for tommorow, gonna check the box for recent loading past 48 hours.
I picked considerable for tomm, due to forcast with more snow avail for transport, continued winds forcast.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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