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Observation Date: 
03/4/2018
Observer Name: 
Mike Fogg
Region: 
Ogden
Location Name or Route: 
North East of Little Monte
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Precipitation: 
Moderate Snowfall
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
gusting winds and snowing heavy at times
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
4"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Wind Crust
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

New snow on a crust. Likely wind and old sun crust.

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wind Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments: 

consistent winds all day with strong gusts on the ridges. few protected areas where snow was piling in deep making for good turns in the sheltered areas

Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Increasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments: 

With winds and new snow  the weak layer is being loaded up. 

Snow Profile
Aspect: 
Northeast
Elevation: 
9000
Slope Angle: 
20
Comments: 

150 cm total depth

top 10 cm fresh new powder in sheltered area

decent slab down to 90cm from the ground where there is a hard crust and then weak facets to the ground.

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