Ad
Observation Date: 
02/22/2018
Observer Name: 
Woody
Region: 
Provo
Location Name or Route: 
Bob's Knob Bowl
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
South
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Cold temps with moderate wind and some light wind loading occurring off of the ridge into Bob's Knob Bowl. Trace of new snow.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Trace of new snow on top of 10" of settled powder from the previous storm on the 18th/19th. Snow is staying cold and dry.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
The snow pack has a very poor structure, but with out a slab this particular area doesn't have much of an avalanche hazard. If this structure ever gets capped by wind loading or significant snow fall it will certainly avalanche.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
8700
Slope Angle: 
26
Comments: 
The snow in these bowls have been less than 60cm all season. Because of the shallowness of the snow pack in this area we have seen significant faceting through the majority of the snow pack with the largest and most developed right now. The top of the crust at 37cm has a dirt layer from the wind event on the 18th. We found .5mil rounds just above the dirt/crust layer. It will be interesting to see if this layer of dirt promotes faceting over time. Right now the structure is very poor, but lacks a slab on top to pose an avalanche problem.
Observer email: 
jwoodruff@utah.gov
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
Ad

Support the Avalanche Center through your purchases

Discount lift tickets
All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the UAC when you purchase your next lift tickets.
Lift tickets available in November
Need new gear?
Make your next purchase from our Affiliate Partners and the UAC will receive a portion of the sales.
Shop
Sign up for our newsletters, emails and daily forecasts to stay up to date.
Subscribe