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Observation Date: 
02/22/2018
Observer Name: 
Luke
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Flagstaff
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Wind Crust
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Cracking
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
The wind was blowing at 10 to 15 mph, just consistently enough to sweep most of the newer snow off some of the old crust layers facing SE to SW. Mostly bonded well but I found some spots that the new snow did not adhere well to the crust layers underneath. Both of those will be problematic with increased loading of new snow over the next few days, especially since I don't anticipate the wind stopping tonight at any time.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
Noticed some poor adherence, cracking and a wind layer building in certain areas, I don't expect this to be a widespread problem but something to be aware of in any terrain with consequences below you (terrain traps, cliff bands, etc.)
Observer email: 
lrsmith132@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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