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Observation Date: 
03/6/2018
Observer Name: 
jg
Region: 
Uintas
Location Name or Route: 
Upper Weber
Weather
Sky: 
Clear
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
Clear, sunny skies for the most part. Winds were light from the NW early in the day but shifted to SW later in the day. Cold start to the day but temps quickly warmed. 20's at 9K and teens at 10K.
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 

Solar aspects were damp so you can expect melt freeze crusts tomorrow. Slopes on the north half of the compass stayed cold and dry. 

Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Collapsing
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Got one big whoomphing collapse today which left stress cracks on the slope below. The cracks were not continuous but extended a couple of hundred feet across the slope.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Persistent Slab
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Normal Caution
Trend: 
Same
Snow Profile
Aspect: 
North
Elevation: 
10100
Slope Angle: 
25
Comments: 

After collapsing a slope and getting propagation with medium effort on ECT's we decided to air to the side of caution and, for the most part, kept slope angles down and tried to minimize our exposure when we did get into steeper terrain. Just when I was starting to feel a little better about the persistant slab instability, signs today told me we're not quite out of the woods yet.

Along with the persistant slab issue, you'll have to be aware of the strong March sun and warmer temps forcasted for the remainder of the work week. 

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