Observation: Tony Grove

Observation Date
02/25/2018
Observer Name
Toby Weed

Region:

Location Name or Route
Tony Grove Area
Weather
Sky
Broken
Precipitation
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Strong
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth
10"
New Snow Density
Low
Snow Surface Conditions
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments

Classic, deep, and blower Utah powder...

Red Flags
Red Flags
Recent Avalanches
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Wind Slab
Trend
Increasing Danger
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Cornice
Problem #2 Comments

Natural cornice fall-triggered avalanches hit Tony Grove Lake during the day, with soft debris.

Snow Profile
Aspect
East
Elevation
8600
Slope Angle
18
Video

There was some fresh natural activity on the other side of the lake.  Looked like cornice falls and mostly loose dry snow...

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