11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/27/2018
Observer Name: 
B
Location Name or Route: 
Upper BCC/Brighton
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Calm
Weather Comments: 
Area traveled well protected and winds mostly calm. Temperatures in the mid to upper 20's.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
10"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

New snow in past 24 hours appeared to be 3 inches with a storm total of 10 inches. Storm appeared to be right side up with very little indication of wind throughout the event. As a result, no reactive density breaks in new snow. 

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

See above. Maintaining slope angles below 35 degrees in high consequence terrain appear to be the only solution at this point considering the current snowpack structure. 

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wet Snow
Problem #2 Comments: 

Reports from other areas in the Brighton Perimeter on Saturday indicated that mid and upper elevation southerly facing terrain was not adversely effected by solar. Yet, on Sunday clear skies and above freezing temperatures forecast for 9000 feet may present wet loose snow avalanche problems on SE, S and SW aspects with slope angles > 25 degrees if they indeed see any significant solar and or ambient warming. 

Saturdays Danger appeared to Moderate with high consequence possibilities if the persistent slab issue comes into play, and the same appears likely for Sunday.

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