11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
1/28/2018
Observer Name: 
John Mletschnig
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Cardiff Fork
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Humid and riming in the morning then broken sky in the afternoon with a drop in winds aloft.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Rime crust 1- 3mm encased nearly everything we saw above 9k.

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

Snowpack structure in thinner snowpack areas (<140cm) is still VERY suspect. I am thinking now that off aspects (WNW, ESE) in the core of the cottonwoods above 9000' may be worse off than favored depth sheltered areas like N, NE. Repeater paths I think are also quite suspect as well as any sheltered slope in the ranges periphery, including the Millcreek and PC Ridges.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
West
Elevation: 
9500
Slope Angle: 
24
Comments: 

ETCP 21 Sudden Collapse, ECTX, ECTP23 Sudden Collapse all at 25cm on 5mm, Fist hardness, depth hoar below 1 Finger slab. HS110cm.

Rime anybody?

Slab anybody? Yikes...honesty!

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