11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/27/2018
Observer Name: 
jg
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

See "Red Flags" above.

 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

This is a tricky issue for me. I'm not trusting steeper slopes on the north half of the compass yet. The snow pack is getting deeper and mid and basal facets seem to be gaining strength but there is a lot a variabilty in my snow pit tests and a lot of variability in general in the snowpack from place to place, even when in close proximity. Today's test were failing about 66 cms down (26") on 1-2mm faceted grains. The shears were clean and energetic and failing with medium to hard effort. Full, energetic propagation on ECT's. 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
10000
Slope Angle: 
25
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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