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Observation Date: 
03/21/2018
Observer Name: 
chester
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Brighton periphery
Weather
Sky: 
Scattered
Wind Direction: 
Southwest
Wind Speed: 
Light
Weather Comments: 
In clouds then out in am. Sunny later. Skins globbing 1pm. No snow moving.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
2"
New Snow Density: 
Low
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
New snow filled in old tracks a bit. Nw-ne snow fantastic, even low angle above 9000. Heated up, skins glopping 1pm, Snow snails 2 pm east side of compass. Not much wind action,, snow on ground stayed there. but suspect snow falling was moving a bit in light wind
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Red Flags Comments: 
Limited cracking on facets 2"-4" deep, flaking in 2 layers.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Deep Slab
Snow Profile
Comments: 
Small cracking. Only observed in one spot.
Dug a pit in same spot as last week. I wanted to see how persistent weak layer below dust crust is doing. Ectx on that layer. I also did a deep tap test 3 times only 1 fractured-q2 resistant planar. Better than last time I dug here. May be slowly healing at this location. Beggining of storm snow started out w grauple mixed in. Ectp12 q1 on this grauple pooling layer,. Pit is below small cliff, so grauple pooling. See shovel pic. 235cm deep here. I tried a test slope, it was short slope, no luck, maby too much compression. Grauple is suppose to heal quickly....
Observer email: 
chesterfrantz@yahoo.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
None
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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