Observation: Weber Canyon

Observation Date
02/24/2018
Observer Name
Michael Janulaitis

Region:

Location Name or Route
Weber Canyon
Weather
Sky
Obscured
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
West
Wind Speed
Light
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
5"
New Snow Density
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Wind Loading
Collapsing
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Storm Slab
Comments

The light snow for yesterday afternoon was blow all around early this morning.  There are huge plums of snow that didn't exist just a few days ago and some cornices are finally forming. Widespread wind loading in exposed wind prone terrain but great snow in sheltered areas.  While skinning up an east facing aspect, I remotely triggered a manageable soft slab seen here.

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