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Observation Date: 
02/16/2018
Observer Name: 
Pagnucco
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Beaver Mt Backside
Weather
Weather Comments: 
Started out bluebird but by early afternoon clouds and wind increased. Significant wind transport visible along high elevation ridgelines.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
10"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Snow on sheltered slopes was settled and dry. Sun exposed slopes started to go off quickly. Best snow we've had in weeks. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Localized cracking only. Still poor snowpack structure but unreactive to ECT.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
West
Elevation: 
8500
Slope Angle: 
25
Comments: 

Riding conditions are profoundly better than a week ago. Finally feels like winter again. Trailheads were busy for a Friday. Overall stability is good on sheltered, mid-elevation slopes. 

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