11th Annual Utah Snow & Avalanche Workshop Open and Motorized Sessions Oct. 27th.
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Observation Date: 
2/2/2018
Observer Name: 
chester
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Brighton perimeter
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Up 1pm-430. Cloud bases 9600'. Milk jug/flat light in clouds. No sun. Trace of snow fell 4pm. Warm.humid. pine trees swaying a bit in gusts.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
2"-3 rode surfy/creamy a big improvement for 3". Well bonded Bottomfeeding.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Known issue. Wind Loading past 48 hours for tomm.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Drifted Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Winds forcasted nw. New snow =Lots of snow avail for transport. SE aspect melt/freeze crust may have facets below.
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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