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Observation Date: 
03/4/2018
Observer Name: 
Alyson Ward
Region: 
Logan
Location Name or Route: 
Dry Canyon
Weather
Sky: 
Obscured
Precipitation: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
12"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 
The winds from the w/sw are creating pockets of soft to medium density slabs above 7,500. We found a few pockets of hard slabs on w/nw slopes above 8,700, mostly around tree wells.
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Dry Snow
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 
The significant amount of medium to light density snow received on the front range of the Bear River Range is creating excellent ski conditions. On slopes steeper than 28 degrees, the snow creates a soft sluff, which could be problematic if skiing in steeper or rocky terrain. Additionally, the wind could easily blow the light snow creating wind drifts and stiffer snow slabs.
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northwest
Elevation: 
9000
Slope Angle: 
33
What a week for those who have spring break, get out there an ski!
Observer email: 
alyson.ward@aggiemail.usu.edu
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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