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Observation Date: 
02/19/2018
Observer Name: 
Toby Weed
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Steep Hollow
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
18"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Fine deep powder riding and skiing conditions.  Slight wind-crust on the surface in exposed terrain in the afternoon.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Trend: 
Decreasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 

There are a couple buried weak layers.   I do not like and never trust treacherous facets.

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
8600
Slope Angle: 
24
Comments: 

I found a couple buried weak layers made up of sugary faceted snow.  The old December facets are still dry and loose and haven't gained much strength. The snow directly under the prominent, translucent 1/27 rain-crust is now small facets, and it is of particular concern, since it's generally less than two feet deep.

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