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Observation Date: 
04/19/2018
Observer Name: 
Anna K
Region: 
Salt Lake
Location Name or Route: 
Silver-Days
Weather
Sky: 
Overcast
Wind Direction: 
Southeast
Wind Speed: 
Moderate
Weather Comments: 
Moderate wind from SE all day. Transport observed on higher ridges
Snow Characteristics
New Snow Depth: 
8"
New Snow Density: 
Medium
Snow Surface Conditions: 
Powder
Dense Loose
Melt-Freeze Crust
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments: 
High North aspects still holding dry powder with the odd cookie lodged in there to keep it exciting. South held a 1-2" MF surface crust as of 2pm due to persistent wind and overcast skies. Other aspects vary widely from stripped to mixed crust/dry snow
Red Flags
Red Flags: 
Wind Loading
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments: 
Moderate winds all day from the S-SE transporting snow on higher ridgelines. First warm day since Monday night's storm - solar aspects remained fairly crisp up high. Expect loose-wet activity still
Avalanche Problem #1
Type: 
Loose Wet Snow
Trend: 
Same
Avalanche Problem #2
Type: 
Wind Slab
Observer email: 
annalouisek@gmail.com
Today's Observed Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating: 
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates: 
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