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Observation Date: 
03/23/2018
Observer Name: 
Becca Babicz
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Grizzley
Weather
Sky: 
Broken
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Ascended from Grizzley lot at 2:45 p.m. and noticed rapid warming on all solar aspects. In true Spring fashion, wind blew in at 17 to 25 mph from W and covered sun.
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
5"
New Snow Density: 
High
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Dense Loose
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
Checked new snow/old snow interface at 10,000" and 9,500". At 10,000" shovel tilt test showed new snow/old snow interface not bonding well due to a graupel sandwich 10 cm to 15 cm from the surface. 11 cm of dense saturated new snow took on slab characteristics. Skied down N facing Patsy trees and noticed roller balls coming off my turns (wet loose) and cracking on steeper slope (wet slab).
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Cracking
Rapid Warming
Poor Snowpack Structure
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Wet Slab
Trend: 
Same
Problem #1 Comments: 
New snow is heavy and saturated and sits on graupel gliding layer at 10,000" and rain crust at 9,500".
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Problem #2 Comments: 
Noted natural loose wet slides on W facing aspects and roof avalanches.
Observer email: 
rbabicz@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Considerable
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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