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Observation Date: 
02/14/2018
Observer Name: 
Kikkert
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Chalk Creek
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Weather Comments: 
Winds in the 40s with gust in the 50s. Despite there not being a lot of snow available to transport, upper elevation northerly facing slopes were getting loaded with shallow, but reactive new wind slabs (see below).
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Faceted Loose
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Highly variable, but still snow soft snow on sheltered north facing slopes.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Problem #1 Comments: 

Was able to easily trigger wind slabs on upper elevation north facing. In general, the wind slabs were thin, but a few pockets pulled out up to a foot deep. The wind slabs in semi-sheltered terrain were the most sensitive as they were being deposited over the light density snow from Monday. This light density snow from Monday faceted a bit Monday night and Tuesday. As a result, would expect that some of these wind slabs may stay sensitive tomorrow. In addition, they will be covered up with new snow tonight, and will be harder to recognize.

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