Observation: Salt Lake

Observation Date
04/28/2018
Observer Name
Chris

Region:

Location Name or Route
Cardiff Pass
Weather
Sky
Few
Wind Direction
Southwest
Wind Speed
Moderate
Weather Comments
No overnight refreeze, increasing southerly winds ahead of impending frontal boundry, warm temps in mid 50's at Alta Guard Station
Snow Characteristics
Snow Surface Conditions
Damp
Snow Characteristics Comments
Damp, slushy, dirty surface, with observed roller balls on skin up and pin wheels by others in party on ski down.
Red Flags
Red Flags
Rapid Warming
Red Flags Comments
Observed roller balls, wet loose activity observed on east aspects on east aspect on ascent, with glide (R1/D2) to the ground on North aspect of Cardiac Ridge observed from Cardiac Pass.
Avalanche Problem #1
Type
Loose Wet Snow
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #1 Comments
Signs of loose wet activity with roller balls and pin wheels observed within ridge
Avalanche Problem #2
Type
Cornice
Trend
Decreasing Danger
Problem #2 Comments
Be on look out for calving in warm temps over the weekend
Today's Observed Danger Rating
Moderate
Tomorrows Estimated Danger Rating
Moderate
Snow Profile Coordinates