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Observation Date: 
02/23/2018
Observer Name: 
Ted Scroggin
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Gold Hill
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
Northwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Still cold, but less cold than previous mornings at the trail head. A trace to an inch at the trail head and more like 2-3" around Gold Hill.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
3"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Nice settled powder snow conditions with another couple inches this morning and light to moderate snow throughout the day. The conditions are the best they have been all season, still a few hazards, but great riding and turning.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Little in the way of red flags today, some minor wind drifting of the new light density snow and generally a mostly stable snow pack where it is deep.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
The Gold Hill area where I have visited, generally has a nice deep and mostly stable snow pack. The buried weak faceted snow has been mostly un-reactive in my snow pit tests.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Storm Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
The instabilities have been within the more recent storm snow, but they seem to settle out fairly quickly.
Comments: 
Not a great picture, but was trying to show the lack of wind today along the Gold Hill ridge line and only minor wind drifting.
Where the snow pack is deep, the instabilities are mostly in the upper layers from recent storm snow.
Observer email: 
tscroggin@allwest.net
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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