11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/1/2018
Observer Name: 
chester
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Mt Tuscarora
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
clouds moving east, Sw winds where i toured. gust to 18 mph. I saw very little snow being transported.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
toured from 10400 to 9200, Mixed bag of wind effect, m/f crust. More wind board and wind damage than yesterday. Lots of tracks. still some good snow in sheltered areas. rime has all but disappeared. exit at 1pm snow was dry 9200.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
known issue.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Normal Caution
Problem #2 Comments: 
possible wind slabs
Comments: 
south east aspect at 10,000 I am finding melt freeze crust bout 1" thick. This Melt freeze crust did not appear to be bonded well to snow below, something to keep an eye on and maby check out other aspects. Guessing faceting below M/f crust. Won't matter till new load.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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