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Observation Date: 
02/18/2018
Observer Name: 
Andrew Nassetta / Bo Torrey
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Guardsman Pass / Boulder Basin
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Weather started out somewhat calm, slightly humid and warm with temps in the low 30's. Southwesterly winds increased throughout the morning with scattered flurries. Skies were party cloudy in the morning with sunny skies to the east that provided decent light for riding. Cloud cover increased along with windspeed throughout the morning and into the afternoon. By 1400 skies were overcast and wind speeds were 25 to 30mph gusting into the 40's and 50's at higher elevations.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Melt-Freeze Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Weather has had its way with surrounding meadows and slopes southern half of the compass. A mixed bag of snow characteristics, last weeks storm snow consolidated nicely and provided great riding conditions on protected low angle slopes on the north half of the compass. Many other slopes are still bare and hold hidden hazards that could put you and your snowmobile or skis and snowboard out for the season.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Comments: 
Pit profile from Guardsman along with video of PST.
Video: 
Observer email: 
at.nassetta@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
High
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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