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Observation Date: 
02/9/2018
Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon / Andrew Nassetta
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Chalk Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Few
Wind Direction: 
West
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
West winds persisted throughout the day and reached gusts of 50mph at 10,000'.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
All of the above snow conditions were found out there. The best skiing and riding conditions were to be found on mellow protected slopes in the trees and out of the wind.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
The wind surely got its hands on any snow that was available for transport. Minor collapsing in isolated areas skinning through mellow terrain.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
Definitely becoming more difficult to awake the avalanche dragon, but the possibility is still there. Weak layers are still evident in the midpack that could prove to be problematic.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
For the lack of snow we have, the wind continued to find snow to transport throughout the day. Manageable avalanche problem, but needs to be matched with the proper terrain.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Southeast
Elevation: 
10300
Slope Angle: 
32
Comments: 
ECT yielded no results.
A sea of sustrugi it was.
North facing slopes display the little amount of snow, at least it is snow though.
Video: 
Evidence wind slab activity. Locals said the bed surface wasn't a bad spot to grab some turns.
Observer email: 
at.nassetta@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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