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Observation Date: 
02/6/2018
Observer Name: 
Kevin Dressel
Region: 
Abajo
Location Name or Route: 
North Creek,Cooley Pass,Abajo peak
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Fast moving clouds, sun, gusty NW winds 10 to 25. light snow and graupel
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Cracking, collapsing on ridge from Cooley pass to Abajo Peak.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 

Weak faceted snow on the ground

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
11000
Slope Angle: 
30
Comments: 

3" of weak faceted snow on ground fist hardness, 12" consolidated from Jan 20,21. 4" new

Only 2" on the road at about 9,000' but better than nothing. I guess we'll take it

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