Observation: Upper Weber Canyon

Observation Date
02/2/2018
Observer Name
Kikkert

Region:

Location Name or Route
Upper Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Overcast
Precipitation
Mixed Snow-Rain
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
Light rain in the AM up to 9,000'. Mixed snow and rime above 9,000'. Most slopes had a thin rime crust by the end of the day.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Rain-Rime Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments

Every snow condition you can imagine is out there. 

Red Flags
Red Flags
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments
Wind slabs seem to have settled out. Main problem remains persistent slabs. Have dug almost 10 test pits in the last 3 days, and all show the same poor structure, with easy propagation with ECT tests. Some pits starting to show some rounding and strengthening of the weak underlying facets, but not putting too much weight in that yet. Hope for the future.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Persistent Slab
Problem #1 Comments

This season is a good example of why these weak layers earn their name. I have noticed only a slight change in sensitivity in the last week. Still worth giving steep north through northeast facing slopes time.

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