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Observation Date: 
03/4/2018
Observer Name: 
andrew bentz
Region: 
Provo
Location Name or Route: 
Maple Mountain
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Precipitation: 
Light Snowfall
Wind Direction: 
East
Wind Speed: 
Strong
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
10"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Medium density snow. Excellent skiing conditions through the trees.
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Heavy Snowfall
Wind Loading
Cracking
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Storm Slab
Problem #1 Comments: 
There were a lot of easily triggered smaller storm slabs. Sluffs would run pretty far even on lower slope angles.
Comments: 
A lot of cracking throughout the new snow. This also was the first day skiing Provo this season that I did not notice any collapsing, which is interesting because just last week I was hearing anywhere from about 4 to 8 collapses in just a few hours.
This photo shows the whole snowpack at about 8500 feet on an east aspect on Maple Mountain in the Provo Mountains. The bottom foot is still the lingering faceted snow from early on in this season. Just looking at it with my eye, it seems like it is recovering decently and rounding out.
This last image shows a long running sluff on a pretty mellow slope. Nothing crazy, but notable nonetheless.
Observer email: 
abentz27@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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