Observation: Logan Dry Canyon

Observation Date
03/4/2018
Observer Name
Alyson Ward

Region:

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