11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/24/2018
Observer Name: 
Weed, Pagnucco
Location Name or Route: 
Providence Canyon, Dog Leg Trees Area
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Mild and mostly calm in the Dog Leg Area
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Nice shallow powder conditions, but a bit droppy in loose faceted underlying snow, especially in the trees.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

Not much of a wind slab problem in this area yet, but drifted snow will pile up on very weak faceted snow in this area. 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
8000
Slope Angle: 
32
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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